University of California San Francisco
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
NTIG Grant

NANETS congratulates Thomas Hope, MD, of the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as the 2018 NANETS' Theragnostics Investigator Grant (NTIG) recipient. The NTIG is intended to push forward the boundaries of molecularly targeted radionuclide therapy and diagnostics for patients with neuroendocrine tumors.

The 2018 recipient, Dr. Thomas Hope, received this grant for his proposal Optimization of Intra-Arterial Y90-DOTATOC PRRT. He will use the funds to continue his work with Y90-DOTATOC using intra-arterial administration, which is an important therapeutic route for peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT)-Optimization of Intra-Arterial Y90-DOTATOC PRRT. This grant will also provide significant insight into the issues related to receptor saturation, which is not a well-addressed limitation to improving PRRT treatment.

Dr. Hope is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Abdominal Imaging and Nuclear Medicine sections at UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has published 60 peer-reviewed articles, including 21 first author publications.

Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) is proud to sponsor this research scholarship in the form of a $100,000 grant directed to NANETS to administer over the course of the two year grant period. The NANETS Research Committee establishes the award criteria, reviews process, and independently selects the recipient.