Evaluating AGuIX® Nanoparticles in Combination With Stereotactic Radiation for Brain Metastases

2019-09-24 05:27:37 | BioPortfolio


This study evaluates the clinical impact of AGuIX® nanoparticles in combination with Fractionated Stereotactic Radiation in oligo brain metastases.


AGuIX® (Activation and Guidance of Irradiation by X-ray, NH TherAguix) are Gadolinium chelated polysiloxane based nanoparticles with Magnetic Resonance contrast properties, able to accumulate in the tumor through the enhanced permeability and retention effect and sufficiently small (sub-5 nm diameter) to allow for renal clearance.

AGuIX® nanomedicine can be used as:

- Positive contrast agent for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It displays higher efficacy than commercial contrast agents and so it can be used to delineate precisely the tumors.

- A booster of Radiotherapy during the radiotherapy protocol, after the localization of the tumor.

This is permitted by the high radiosensitizing potential of AGuIX® that allows a local increase of efficacy of X-ray damages. French and international groups have demonstrated the radiosensitizer effect of AGuIX® to improve the efficacy of radiotherapy.

Thanks to a difference in porosity between the vascular networks, AGuIX® penetrates and resides in tumor tissues, but not in healthy tissues.

Study Design


Brain Metastases




Centre Léon Bérard


Not yet recruiting


Centre Leon Berard

Results (where available)

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