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The Radiotracer 18F-FLT can non-invasively assess excessive cell growth in PET scan images. Tumour growth rate is a useful indicator of tumour aggression and response to treatment. Imaging and measuring the cell growth with 18F-FLT may be useful in monitoring response to anticancer treatment.
Clinical trial is a combined Phase I/II imaging, open label, single site, study in patients with known or suspected carcinoma of the lung, breast, rela cell, or pancreas, and with gastrointestinal malignancies, neuroendocrine tumours, or lymphoma. One 18F-FLT PET scan will be performed in 10 Phase I patients, and pre-injection and post-imaging blood work and vital signs will be collected. Up to 5 18F-FLT PET scans will be performed in 120 Phase II patients.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Cross Cancer Institute
Not yet recruiting
Alberta Health Services
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:39-0400
Each year, the American Cancer Society publishes a summary of its guidelines for early cancer detection, data and trends in cancer screening rates from the National Health Interview Survey, and select...
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Establishing an accurate histologic diagnosis is essential for determining the appropriate course of therapy for ovarian cancer. This study sought to investigate and describe nonovarian cancer patholo...
A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)
A deoxycytidine derivative and fluorouracil PRODRUG that is used as an ANTINEOPLASTIC ANTIMETABOLITE in the treatment of COLON CANCER; BREAST CANCER and GASTRIC CANCER.
That portion of the stomach remaining after gastric surgery, usually gastrectomy or gastroenterostomy for cancer of the stomach or peptic ulcer. It is a common site of cancer referred to as stump cancer or carcinoma of the gastric stump.
A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of cancer through education and research.
A hereditary disease characterized by multiple ectodermal, mesodermal, and endodermal nevoid and neoplastic anomalies. Facial trichilemmomas and papillomatous papules of the oral mucosa are the most characteristic lesions. Individuals with this syndrome have a high risk of BREAST CANCER; THYROID CANCER; and ENDOMETRIAL CANCER. This syndrome is associated with mutations in the gene for PTEN PHOSPHATASE.
In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...