FDG-PET/CT In the Evaluation of Persistent Febrile Neutropenia in Cancer Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00707213|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Funding from the NIH ended and not all patients had been accrued)
First Posted : June 30, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 9, 2016
Patients must be currently treated at the Huntsman Cancer Institute or Intermountain Primary Children's Medical Center to be eligible for this study.
Although there have been many advances in the assessment and treatment of infections responsible for febrile neutropenia in cancer patients, it still remains a common complication of cancer therapy and accounts for the majority of chemotherapy-associated deaths. This National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded proposal using the R-21 Quick-Trials Exploratory Grant mechanism is to conduct an exploratory/pilot project in a group of patients with persistent febrile neutropenia to provide critical information that will support the concept, and aid in the design, of a larger multi-center clinical trial. The ultimate goal of our interdisciplinary team of oncologists, infectious diseases experts, imagers, and biostatisticians is to conduct a prospective, multi-center trial to establish the utility and cost-effectiveness of PET/CT using the widely available glucose analogue [18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) in identifying sites of infection in cancer patients with persistent febrile neutropenia without an obvious identifiable source thus improving targeted therapy.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Cancer||Procedure: Imaging study (FDG-PET/CT scan)|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||19 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||FDG-PET/CT In the Evaluation of Persistent Febrile Neutropenia in Cancer Patients|
|Study Start Date :||August 2007|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2010|
Procedure: Imaging study (FDG-PET/CT scan)
FDG-PET/CT scan-The scans that will be done with a radioactive sugar ([18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose) and positron emission tomography (FDG-PET/CT). These scans will help to identify areas of possible infection.
- The primary goal of this study is to perform FDG-PET/CT scans in approximately 100 cancer patients (both adults and children) with persistent febrile neutropenia where the source of infection has not been identified. [ Time Frame: December 2011 ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00707213
|United States, Utah|
|Huntsman Cancer Institute|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112|
|Principal Investigator:||John M Hoffman, MD||Huntsman Cancer Institute|