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Combined F-18 NaF and F-18 FDG PET/CT for Evaluation of Malignancy

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Verified September 2016 by Stanford University
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First received: July 28, 2008
Last updated: September 21, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) PET/CT is established as a powerful imaging tool for cancer detection and monitoring response to therapy. Sodium Fluorine-18 (F-18) was used in the 1970s for bone scanning and can be used as a skeletal tracer in current PET/CT scanners. The combined administration of F-18 and F-18 FDG in a single PET/CT scan for cancer detection was not attempted to date. We hope to learn what is the best approach for detection of cancer and thus to improve cancer treatment.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Combined F-18 NaF and F-18 FDG PET/CT for Evaluation of Malignancy

Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent of patients with evidence of new lesions on combined F-18/F-18 FDG PET/CT. [ Time Frame: not defined ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Patients must be referred for evaluation of bone metastases.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients older than 18-year-old, diagnosed with cancer
  • Patients must understand and voluntarily sign an Informed Consent form after the contents have been fully explained to them

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who cannot complete a PET/CT scan
  • Pregnant women
  • Healthy volunteers
  • Patients participating in other research studies

The subjects will not be paid to participate in this protocol. No costs will be charged to the subjects.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00725387

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine Recruiting
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Contact: Andrei Iagaru    650-736-2859   
Contact: Cancer Clinical Trials Office    (650) 498-7061      
Principal Investigator: Andrei Iagaru, MD         
Aalborg Hospital Recruiting
Aalborg, Denmark
Contact: Andrei Iagaru    (650) 736-2859   
Principal Investigator: Vineet Prakash, MD         
Apollo Hospital Recruiting
Chennai, India
Contact: Andrei Iagaru    650-736-2859   
Principal Investigator: Jyotsna Rao, MD         
Coimbra University Hospital Recruiting
Coimbra, Portugal
Contact: Andrei Iagaru    650-736-2859   
Principal Investigator: Jo Manuel Pedroso de Lima, MD         
South Africa
Pretoria Academic Hospital Recruiting
Pretoria, South Africa
Contact: Andrei Iagaru    650-736-2859   
Principal Investigator: Mike Sathekge, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Andrei Iagaru M.D Stanford University
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Stanford University Identifier: NCT00725387     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VAR0024
98043 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University Alternate IRB Approval No. )
SU-07232008-1266 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University )
Study First Received: July 28, 2008
Last Updated: September 21, 2016 processed this record on September 19, 2017