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Active Substance: arcitumomab
Common Name: arcitumomab
ATC Code: V09IA01
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Immunomedics GmbH
Active Substance: arcitumomab
Status: Withdrawn
Authorisation Date: 1996-10-04
Therapeutic Area: Radionuclide Imaging Colorectal Neoplasms
Pharmacotherapeutic Group: Diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Indication

CEA-Scan is indicated only in patients with histologically-demonstrated carcinoma of the colon or rectum for imaging of recurrence and/or metastases. CEA-Scan is employed for diagnostic use only, in the above mentioned patients, as an adjunct to standard non-invasive imaging techniques, such as ultrasonography or CT scan, in the following situations:

  • Patients with evidence of recurrence and/or metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum, who are undergoing an evaluation for extent of disease, such as prior to surgical resection and/or other therapy, or
  • Patients with suspected recurrence and/or metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum in association with rising levels of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA).

The marketing authorisation for CEA-Scan has been withdrawn at the request of the marketing authorisation holder.

Further information

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