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Study of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FluGlucoScan) in Patients Receiving a Treatment Planning Study of 3 Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy Guided by Breath Held CT and PET Imaging for Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Cross Cancer Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier:
First received: July 22, 2005
Last updated: February 24, 2016
Last verified: March 2012
At this time, computed tomography (CT) is the standard tool used at this institution for the staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). For most patients, treatment planning for NSCLC is performed with the patient breathing freely during CT scanning. However, recent research has demonstrated that, by holding one's breath briefly, the NSCLC tumor mass can be held motionless. As a result, the tissue to be treated is better pinpointed and the area treated is significantly decreased through breath-hold planning. This allows for a higher dose of radiation to be given to the cancer. PET scanning is a promising newer imaging modality which has shown to be useful in staging NSCLC. This study hypothesizes that breath-held PET scanning and breath held-CT scanning will allow for more stringent radiotherapy plans, minimizing normal tissue toxicity, as well as potentially increasing the dose deliverable to the primary tumor.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Neoplasms
Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan Imaging
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Phase II Study of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FluGlucoScan) in Patients Receiving a Treatment Planning Study of 3 Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy Guided by Breath Held CT and PET Imaging for Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To define the effect of respiratory-gating upon PET based radiotherapeutic treatment planning parameters relative to the free-breathing condition for patients with NSCLC [ Time Frame: One year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To define the relationship between PET based treatment planning volumes and CT based treatment planning volumes within the realm of respiratory-gating for patients with NSCLC [ Time Frame: One Year ]

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female
  • Histologically proven, resected lung cancer of the following histologic types:

    • squamous cell carcinoma;
    • adenocarcinoma;
    • undifferentiated large cell carcinoma;
    • non-small cell; and
    • not otherwise specified.
  • Age equal to or greater than 18 years
  • American Joint Committee (AJC) Stage I-III disease (if all detectable tumours can be encompassed by radiation therapy fields, including both the primary tumour and the involved lymph nodes); patients with positive supraclavicular nodes (N3) are not eligible
  • Able and willing to follow instructions and comply with the protocol
  • Provide written informed consent prior to participation in this study
  • Karnofsky Performance Scale score equal to or greater than 70
  • Measurable disease on the CT and PET images
  • Patient must be deemed eligible for the radical combined-modality therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Nursing or pregnant females
  • MI disease
  • N3 disease (patients with positive supraclavicular nodes are not eligible)
  • Karnofsky performance status less than 70
  • Patients who have undergone complete tumour resection
  • Patients with post-resection intrathoracic tumour recurrence
  • Evidence of small cell history
  • Age less than 18 years
  • Prior or concurrent malignancy except non-melanomatous skin cancer (unless disease free for at least 5 years)
  • Prior radiotherapy to the thorax or neck
  • Prior chemotherapy
  • Patients with myocardial infarction within the preceding 6 months or symptomatic heart disease, including angina; congestive heart failure; and uncontrolled arrythmias
  • Inability to maintain a state of deep inspiratory breath-hold for a minimum length of time
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00123747

Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Alexander McEwan, MB, MSc, MD AHS Cancer Control Alberta
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Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier: NCT00123747     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LU-11-0044/DX-FDG-007/21389
Study First Received: July 22, 2005
Last Updated: February 24, 2016

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
Positron Emission Tomography
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Tomography scanners, X-Ray Computed

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017