177Lutetium-octreotate Treatment Prediction Using Multimodality Imaging in Refractory NETs
The purpose of this study is to determine if 68Gallium-octreotate and 18Fluorodesoxyglucose uptake, apparent diffusion coefficient and post 177Lu-octreotate SPECT/CT dosimetry are reliable predictors for lesion-by-lesion treatment outcome.
18F-AmBF3-TATE PET/CT for Imaging NET Patients
Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are generally slow growing, but some can be aggressive and resistant to treatment. Compared to healthy cells, the surface of these tumor cells has a greater number of special molecules called somatostatin receptors (SSTR). Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy and conventional imaging are used to detect NETs. This study proposes 18F-AmBF3-TATE positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is superior to current imaging techniques. The goal is to evaluate the biodistribution and safety of 18F-AmBF3-TATE PET/CT for neuroendocrine tumour imaging.
[18F]Dabrafenib Molecular Imaging in Melanoma Brain Metastasis
In this feasibility study, [18F]dabrafenib will be used as radioactive tracer. All patients in this study are diagnosed with advanced melanoma with evidence of brain metastases and are eligible for treatment with dabrafenib, a specific V600-mutated BRAF inhibitor. Patients will undergo a dynamic PET scan of the brain to determine [18F]dabrafenib distribution and kinetics in brain metastases. In addition, a static total body PET scan will be performed to visualize whole body distribution and tracer uptake.
[18F]DASA-23 and PET Scan in Evaluating Pyruvate Kinase M2 Expression in Patients With Intracranial Tumors or Recurrent Glioblastoma and Healthy Volunteers
This phase I trial studies how well [18F]DASA-23 and positron emission tomography (PET) scan work in evaluating pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) expression in patients with intracranial tumors or recurrent glioblastoma and healthy volunteers. PKM2 regulates brain tumor metabolism, a key factor in glioblastoma growth. [18F]DASA-23 is a radioactive substance with the ability to monitor PKM2 activity. A PET scan is a procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive substance, such as [18F]DASA-23, is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures of areas inside the body where the substance is used. Tumor cells...
18FDG PET for Early Identification of Tumor Exhaust for Immunotherapy in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Bronchopulmonary Carcinoma or Melanoma
The hypothesis of this diagnostic performance study is that, for patients treated for immunotherapy-treated melanoma or NSCLC, some metabolic parameters of the 18FDG dual-point PET scan distinguish inflammatory pseudo-progression from tumor progression true and thus improve the evaluation of tumor response to immunotherapy
18F-DOPA PET Imaging: an Evaluation of Biodistribution and Safety
Single centre prospective cohort phase III study of 18F-DOPA PET/CT imaging in specific patient populations: 1. Pediatric patients with congenital hyperinsulinism 2. Pediatric patients with neuroblastoma 3. Pediatric or Adult patients with suspected extra-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor 4. Adult patients with a clinical suspicion of Parkinson's disease 5. Pediatric or Adult patients with primary brain tumors This study will evaluate the biodistribution and safety of 18F-DOPA produced at the Edmonton PET Centre.
18F-DOPA-PET/MRI Scan in Imaging Elderly Patients With Newly Diagnosed Grade IV Malignant Glioma or Glioblastoma During Planning For a Short Course of Proton Beam Radiation Therapy
This phase II trial studies how well fluorodopa F 18-positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging scan (18F-DOPA-PET/MRI) works in imaging elderly patients with newly diagnosed grade IV malignant glioma or glioblastoma during planning for a short course of proton beam radiation therapy. 18F-DOPA is a chemical tracer that highlights certain cells during imaging. PET scan, is a metabolic imaging technique which takes advantage of how tumor cells take up nutrients differently than normal tissue. MRI scans are used to guide radiation therapy for most brain tumors. Hypofractionated proton beam therapy delivers higher doses of ...
18F-FDG PET and Osimertinib in Evaluating Glucose Utilization in Patients With EGFR Activated Recurrent Glioblastoma
This phase II trial studies how well fludeoxyglucose F-18 (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and osimertinib works in evaluating glucose utilization in patients with EGFR activated glioblastoma. Osimertinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. 18F-FDG PET imaging may help to detect changes in tumor glucose utilization, which may allow investigators to obtain an early read out on the impact of osimertinib on recurrent glioblastoma patients whose tumors have EGFR activation.
18F-FDOPA PET in Neuroendocrine Tumours
Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are a group of neoplasms generally arising from the gastroenteropancreatic tract. They are usually slow growing, have low malignant potential, and often go unnoticed until they become metastatic. The correct treatment approach is dependent on the extent of the disease, however surgical approaches and systemic therapy can be curative. Combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) using the radiotracer 18F-6-L-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine (18F-FDOPA) has been shown to be a promising non-invasive technique to help localizing NETs and guide their treatment.
[18F]Fluciclovine and [18F]FLT PET/CT Assessment of Primary High-Grade Brain Tumors
The hypothesis of this exploratory clinical trial in patients with high-grade a primary brain tumor who receive chemoradiation is that the PET imaging agents [18F]Fluciclovine and/or [18F]FLT will be a better predictor of tumor response than standard MRI based brain tumor response criteria. When used in conjunction, the two PET agents may be better able to predict tumor aggressiveness and thus overall survival than the use of individual-tracer PET biomarkers. This may eventually lead to improved assessment of response (including time to progression and overall survival) and differentiation of tumor recurrence/progression from treatment...