Fapi Therapy

Fapi Therapy

Fapi therapy, also known as fibroblast activation protein (FAP)-targeted radioligand therapy, is a novel cancer treatment showing early promise. FAPI therapy targets a specific protein called FAP. This protein is found on fibroblasts located near cancer cells. 

By focusing treatment on these FAP-expressing fibroblasts, it may help stop the tumor from receiving the growth factors it needs to thrive. This in turn could help slow or prevent cancer progression with fewer side effects than directly attacking the cancer itself.  

How Does it Work?

This alternative cancer treatment employs radioactive compounds engineered to attach exclusively to the FAP protein found on fibroblasts surrounding tumors in order to deliver radiation to these supporting cells and indirectly damage the cancer.

When the antibodies bind to the tumor, they deliver radiation directly to the cancer. Rather than targeting the cancer cells themselves, it targets nearby fibroblasts. This may cause less damage to healthy tissue since it’s not targeting cancer cells directly. By radiating the area near the tumor through fibroblasts, it helps kill the cancer cells while being gentler on surrounding healthy cells and tissue.

What are the Benefits?

It precisely delivers radiation only to tumor sites. By targeting FAP so precisely, this therapy may spare more healthy tissues from radiation exposure. This could result in fewer side effects. Some early research also indicates FAPI may benefit difficult cancers such as pancreatic and certain lung tumors. 

Additionally, certain FAPI compounds can both deliver treatment and produce images. This gives doctors more personalized data to track a patient’s response and tailor their care over time. The targeted nature of FAPI shows promise for improving outcomes, especially for hard-to-treat cancer types.

Types of CT scan we do for different target organs:

Top Pet CT Scan

Lungs dysfunction

Bone Injury

Bone Injury

Neurological scan

Neurological scan

Pet CT for esophageal Cancer

Liver ailments

Renal ailments

Renal ailments

Heart malfunctioning

Heart malfunctioning

Skin Cancer

Emphysema

Pet CT Scan for Luakemia

Cancer cells (any part of the body)

Pet CT for Cancer detection

Abdomen and pelvis

CT Scan Centre

How is this Fapi Therapy Administered?

There is no single answer as recovery time can vary depending on the individual and the dose of radioiodine received. However, here are some general guidelines:

  • Most side effects resolve within a few weeks, though some people may experience fatigue for 1-2 months.
  • It typically takes 6-12 weeks for the radioiodine to clear fully from the body. During this time, extra precautions are needed around pregnant women and infants. 
  • After treatment, thyroid hormone replacement medication is usually prescribed. It may take 4-6 weeks to get the dosage adjusted to the right level.
  • Follow-up scans are done 3-6 months after treatment to check response. It can take up to a year to see the full effects on thyroid tissue.
  • Most people resume their normal activities within 1-2 months as long as they feel well enough. Heavy physical activity may need to be avoided for a bit longer to allow full recovery. 
  • The success of treatment also impacts the recovery timeline. If a second dose is needed, it may extend the overall recovery period.

So in summary, minor side effects typically subside within a few weeks, but it can take 3-12 months for the body to fully respond to and recover from the effects of radioiodine therapy. The recovery period is individualized.  

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A FAPI therapy session usually takes place with a certified therapist. The client gets comfortable lying down or sitting. The therapist then taps with their fingers on specific points on the body, such as under the eyes, below the nose, collarbone area, under the arms and ribs. Common points are tapped for 5-7 seconds each. 

While tapping, the client verbally shares negative feelings, beliefs or problems. They speak them out loud in short phrases. This part of talking while tapping is meant to release trapped emotions at the points. A full session typically lasts 30-45 minutes as the client works through their problems and stresses while the tapping releases trapped emotional energy. 

Clients may also be taught simple self-tapping routines they can practise at home between sessions to reinforce the benefits. Proper technique and point location is important, so it’s best for individuals to experience FAPI therapy directly with a qualified practitioner at first.