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The aim of this study is to investigate the radiotracer [18F]HX4 for non-invasive detection of hypoxia in patients with head and neck, or lung cancer. Each participant will undergo a diagnostic [18F]HX4 PET/CT scan before beginning radiotherapy treatment. Patient follow up data will be collected from routine appointments, and analysed with the hypoxia scan results to assess whether [18F]HX4 PET/CT scanning can predict patient outcome from radiotherapy treatment.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Head and Neck Cancer
[18F]HX4 diagnostic PET/CT scan
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-11-30T15:45:11-0500
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