Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms
An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.
An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.
Searching Both is inclusive of interventional and observational studies.
|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
- - Pathological or clinical/radiological diagnosis of aneoplasm , either primary (e.g., malignant glioma) or secondary (metastasis from systemic malignancy) with a history of brain radiation therapy.
- - Completed fractionated radiation therapy (to 60 Gy for high grade gliomas) or stereotactic radiosurgery or hypofractionated radiation therapy (e.g. for brain metastases, anaplastic meningiomas), without or with concurrent chemotherapy.
- - New or increased enhancing brain lesion(s) OR nonenhancing brain lesion(s) if receiving anti-angiogenic therapy, which is considered indeterminate for tumor progression vs. radiation injury by the neuroradiologist or clinician.
- - Patient and/or guardian is able to provide written informed consent prior to study registration.
- - Age ≥ 18 years old.
- - Claustrophobia.
- - Known allergic reaction to Gd-DTPA.
- - Any contraindication to gadolinium intravenous contrast as per standard Department of Radiology contrast guidelines.
- - Any contraindication to MRI (e.g., pacemaker, aneurysm clip, tissue expander).
- - Pregnant or nursing female.
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Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.
Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.
Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.
Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.
The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Robert Young, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Study Website:||View Trial Website|
Experimental: Pts with a brain tumor
The study will prospectively enroll patients who have increasing size and/or enhancement of brain lesion(s) after brain radiation therapy for a neoplasm (either primary or metastatic), where. it is unclear if a lesion represents radiation injury or progressive tumor. At the discretion of PI the RSI sequence may be repeated at SOC FDG or other radiotracer imaging carried out while the patient is still on study, if deemed clinically necessary.
Diagnostic Test: - MRI perfusion and PET/CT scans
The MRI perfusion and PET/CT scans will be obtained within 12 weeks of each other. These scans are part of the standard of care for patients with brain tumors and uncertain tumor response or progression after treatment. Although every effort will be made to perform both MRI perfusion and PET/CT on the same day or during the same week, some patients may experience longer intervals between scans due to scheduling conflicts. The disease in question (radiation injury vs. tumor progression) may change slightly during this interval (e.g., the lesion may grow or shrink slightly), but no large changes are expected between the two scans. The patients may continue existing treatments in the interval between scans (e.g., steroids, chemotherapy), but the two scans must be performed before any change or new treatment occurs. Fusion images of MRI and PET/CT will not be reviewed by the neuroradiologist interpreting the MRI perfusion nor the nuclear medicine radiologist interpreting the PET/CT.
Contact a Trial Team
If you are interested in learning more about this trial, find the trial site nearest to your location and contact the site coordinator via email or phone. We also strongly recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider about the trials that may interest you and refer to our terms of service below.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, 07920
Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth
Middletown, New Jersey, 07748
Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen
Montvale, New Jersey, 07645
Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack
Commack, New York, 11725
Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester
Harrison, New York, 10604
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, 10065