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Validation of 18F-MISO-PET and 18F-FLT-PET

This study has been terminated.
(Problems with FMISO supply)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Radboud University Identifier:
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: May 6, 2015
Last verified: May 2015

Hypoxia and tumor cell proliferation are important mechanisms contributing to resistance to radiotherapy in human head and neck tumor cells. Currently, assessment of these two tumor characteristics is performed in biopsies using immunohistochemical staining and subsequent analysis. A promising non-invasive method of characterizing a tumor is the use of positron-emission tomography (PET). Specific tracers can be used to detect hypoxia and proliferative activity. 18F-misonidazole is a tracer for hypoxia and 18F-thymidine is a tracer for proliferation.

Patients suffering from head and neck cancer and who will undergo surgery will be included in this study.

One week before the surgery the patients will undergo a CT-scan and a PET-scan with either of the tracers. Shortly before the surgery they will be given immunohistochemically detectable marker substances enabling the characterization of the tumor samples gathered from the resection specimen. These markers are pimonidazole for detection of hypoxia and iododeoxyuridine for detection of tumor cell proliferation.

The data collected by PET-scan will be analysed and compared to the results acquired by immunohistochemistry.

Condition Intervention Phase
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Procedure: 18F-FLT and 18F-MISO-PET
Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validation of 18F-MISO-PET and 18F-FLT-PET by Immunohistochemical Assessment of Head and Neck Cancer Resection Specimen

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To validate 18F-MISO-PET for detection of tumor hypoxia and 18F-FLT-PET for detection of tumor cell proliferation by immunohistochemical assessment of hypoxia and proliferation in head and neck cancer resection specimen. [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess if functional information obtained by 18F-MISO-PET and 18F-FLT-PET can improve the definition of target volume for radiotherapy treatment planning. [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Tumor resection specimen

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: 18F-FLT and 18F-MISO-PET
    18F-FLT-PET-images will be acquired one hour after injection of 250 MBq FLT. 18F-MISO-PET: 400 MBq FMISO will be injected intravenously. Marker administration: The day before surgery (≤ 24h) pimonidazole (500 mg/m2) will be administered intravenously in 100 ml saline over 20 min. IdUrd (200 mg) will be administered as bolus injection 20 min before surgery.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stage II-IV squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx or hypopharynx, planned for curative resection.
  • Age >18 years.
  • Written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Prior treatment for this tumor
  • Women breast feeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00159978

UMC St Radboud, Department of Radiotherapy
Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands, 6500 HB
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
Principal Investigator: Johannes HA Kaanders, PhD Radboud University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Radboud University Identifier: NCT00159978     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: May 6, 2015

Keywords provided by Radboud University:
head and neck cancer
tumor cell proliferation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
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