Fluorine-18-α–Methyltyrosine Positron Emission Tomography for Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 23, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 23, 2007
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Gunma University

Brief Summary:

Objective: L-[3-18F]-α–methyltyrosine (FMT) is an amino-acid tracer for PET. We evaluated the diagnostic usefulness of 18F-FMT PET in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Tumor uptake of 18F-FMT PET was compared with 18F-FDG PET and the correlation with L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) expression also investigated.

Method: Fifty patients with NSCLC were enrolled in this study, and a pair of PET study with 18F-FMT and 18F-FDG was performed. LAT1 expression and Ki-67 labeling index of the resected tumors were analyzed by immunohistochemical study.

Condition or disease
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Months to 2 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • proven or suspected non-small cell lung cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • uncontrolled diabetes mellitus

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00464282

Sponsors and Collaborators
Gunma University
Principal Investigator: kyoichi kaira, MD Gunma Unversity Graduate School of Medicine

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00464282     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Gunma 444
First Posted: April 23, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 23, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007

Keywords provided by Gunma University:
Positron emission tomography,
Lung cancer,
Amino acid transportor 1,
Proven or suspected non-small cell lung cancer were enrolled in the study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
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Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action