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radium-223 chloride 
A radiopharmaceutic of short-lived radium-223 with potential anti-tumor activity. Radium preferentially binds to and accumulates in bone tissue. The radioisotope radium-223 may kill bone cancer cells through the local emission of high energy alpha particles, thereby potentially decreasing tumor progression in the skeleton. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Foreign brand name:Alpharadin
Code name:BAY88-8223