PET Scan Combined With CT Scan in Evaluating Treatment Response in Patients Undergoing Treatment for Bone Cancer or Soft Tissue Sarcoma
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as PET scan and CT scan, may help doctors determine the extent of cancer and predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well PET scan combined with CT scan evaluates treatment response in patients undergoing treatment for bone cancer or soft tissue sarcoma.
Procedure: computed tomography
Procedure: positron emission tomography
Procedure: radionuclide imaging
Radiation: fludeoxyglucose F 18
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Glucose Metabolic Response by PET/CT to Sarcoma Treatments|
- correlating progression-free survival, overall survival, and degree of tumor necrosis at the time of surgery with Glucose metabolic activity, early and late after treatment. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine whether an FDA-approved device that combines fludeoxyglucose ^18F positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET) and CT scanning (FDG-PET/CT) can accurately locate and determine the extent of disease in patients who are undergoing treatment for bone or soft tissue sarcoma.
- Determine whether FDG-PET/CT scanning is effective in evaluating the response of sarcoma to treatment.
- Determine whether the new FDG-PET/CT device improves the ability to evaluate treatment response early and accurately.
- Correlate changes in glucose metabolic activity early and late after treatment with overall and progression-free survival.
- Correlate changes in glucose metabolic activity early and late after treatment with degree of tumor necrosis at the time of surgery.
OUTLINE: This is a prospective, pilot study. Patients are stratified according to disease (high-grade soft tissue sarcoma vs low-grade soft tissue sarcoma vs osteosarcoma).
Patients undergo fludeoxyglucose ^18F positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET)/CT scanning at baseline and then within 2 weeks and 12 weeks after the start of treatment (total of 3 scans).
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 120 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, California|
|Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781|
|Study Chair:||Johannes Czernin, MD||Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center|