Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

NCI Drug Dictionary


palladium Pd 103 
A radioisotope of the metal palladium used in brachytherapy implants or 'seed'. With a half-life of 17 days, palladium 103 administered with brachytherapy allows continuous, tumor-site specific low-energy irradiation to the tumor cell population while sparing normal adjacent tissues from radiotoxicity. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:Palladium 103
Abbreviation:Pd 103