Study of F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FluGlucoScan) in Patients With Known or Suspected Cancers of Low Incidence
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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a specialised nuclear medicine procedure that uses positron emitting radiolabeled tracer molecules to measure biological activity. The most common of these radiolabeled tracers is 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG), which is used to determine abnormal glucose metabolism in tumours and other sites. It has general applications in all areas where abnormal glucose metabolism may be present including in circumstances such as differentiating the tumour from scar tissue; evaluating the presence of the tumour in light of rising tumour markers and normal morphological imaging techniques; and assessing response to therapy where other techniques are deemed to be unhelpful. The Cross Cancer Institute has recently been funded to establish a PET centre, and this study will evaluate the effectiveness, value and safety of PET scanning in a number of uncommon cancers in the Canadian health care environment.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
15 Years and older (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male or female. (If female of child bearing potential and outside of the window of 10 days since the last menstrual period, a negative serum or urine pregnancy test is required.)
Known or suspected primary or metastatic tumours of myeloma, sarcoma, testicular carcinoma (seminomatous and non-seminomatous germ cell tumours), endometrial carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, malignant mesothelioma, gastric carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma.
Age equal to or greater than 15 years
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 60-100
Nursing or pregnant females
Having had surgery or radiotherapy within 10 days of the planned imaging study