The first and only agent specifically designed for targeted lymphatic mapping and guiding sentinel lymph node biopsy,* LYMPHOSEEK provides accurate and precise lymph node identification in patients with solid tumors.1,2

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Mechanism of Action

As the first and only receptor-targeted lymphatic mapping agent, LYMPHOSEEK works by way of a distinct mechanism of action.1-4

Clinical Efficacy: Solid Tumors

The clinical efficacy of LYMPHOSEEK was demonstrated in three pivotal Phase 3 open-label studies.2-4

Safety Profile

Review the safety and tolerability profile of LYMPHOSEEK.2



References: 1. Wallace AM, Hoh CK, Ellner DO, et al. LYMPHOSEEK: A molecular imaging agent for melanoma sentinel node mapping. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007;14:913-21. 2. LYMPHOSEEK Injection [prescribing information]. Dublin, OH: Navidea; September 2014. 3. Sondak V, King DW, Zager JS, et al. Combined analysis of Phase III trials evaluating Tc99m tilmanocept and vital blue dye for identification of sentinel lymph nodes in clinically node-negative cutaneous melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20:680-8. 4. Wallace AM, Han LK, Povoski SP, et al. Comparative evaluation of [99mTc] tilmanocept for sentinel lymph node mapping in breast cancer patients: results of two Phase 3 trials. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013; doi 10.1245/s10434-013-2887-8.


LYMPHOSEEK is a radioactive diagnostic agent indicated with or without scintigraphic imaging for:

  • Lymphatic mapping using a handheld gamma counter to locate lymph nodes draining a primary tumor site in patients with solid tumors for which this procedure is a component of intraoperative management.
  • Guiding sentinel lymph node biopsy using a handheld gamma counter in patients with clinically node negative squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, breast cancer or melanoma.


Important Safety Information

In clinical trials with LYMPHOSEEK, no serious hypersensitivity reactions were reported, however LYMPHOSEEK may pose a risk of such reactions due to its chemical similarity to dextran. Serious hypersensitivity reactions have been associated with dextran and modified forms of dextran (such as iron dextran drugs).

Prior to the administration of LYMPHOSEEK, patients should be asked about previous hypersensitivity reactions to drugs, in particular dextran and modified forms of dextran. Resuscitation equipment and trained personnel should be available at the time of LYMPHOSEEK administration, and patients observed for signs or symptoms of hypersensitivity following injection.

Any radiation-emitting product may increase the risk for cancer. Adhere to dose recommendations and ensure safe handling to minimize the risk for excessive radiation exposure to patients or health care workers.

In clinical trials, no patients experienced serious adverse reactions and the most common adverse reactions were injection site irritation and/or pain (<1%).
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To report suspected adverse reactions, contact Cardinal Health at 1.800.618.2768 or FDA at 1.800.FDA.1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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