99mTc-MIBI SPECT/CT in Breast Malignancy
99mTc-SestaMIBI mammoscintigraphy (MMS) may be used in patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) scheduled for neoadjuvant chemotherapy. MMS may be performed for 1) nodal staging of axillary lymph node metastases, 2) prediction of chemosensitivity or Pgp/MDR-1 mediated chemoresistance, and 3) evaluation of efficacy to chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
MMS is routinely performed with planar/SPECT imaging according to the Society of Nuclear Medicine and European Association of Nuclear Medicine guidelines.
In this pilot study, an optimised acquisition protocol will be setup with SPECT/low-dose multislice CT in addition to planar imaging.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Tc-99m Sestamibi SPECT/CT for Prediction of the Response of Locally Advanced Breast Malignancy to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy|
- 1- Nodal staging 2- Prediction of chemosensitivity 3- Evaluation of chemosensitivity [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
- Added-Value of integrated SPECT/Low-dose MultiSlice CT versus planar/SPECT imaging in mammoscintigraphy with 99mTc-SestaMIBI [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Mammoscintigraphy with SPECT-CT optimized 99mTc-MIBI imaging (experimental arm) will be compared to conventional planar imaging. Mammoscintigraphy results before and after chemotherapy and radiation therapy, will be compared to the histopathological results after surgery.
SPECT/Low-Dose MultiSclice CT
Other Name: Integrated SPECT/CT; Hybrid imaging
99mTc-SestaMIBI is a lipophylic cation as many cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs (i.e. anthracyclines, inhibitor of topoisomerase II, antimicrotubule, vinca alkaloids, inhibitors of DNA replication) accumulating in the mitochondria of tumour cells. MIBI tumour uptake is related to viability and proliferation due to increased perfusion and increased energy-dependent metabolism.
99mTc-SestaMIBI is a substrate for the glycoprotein P (Pgp) pump encoded by the multidrug resistance gene -1 (MDR-1). MIBI tumour uptake with no significant wash-out over time (<45% at 3H) predicts a chemosensitivity with no Pgp/MDR-1 overexpression. MIBI efflux with no significant tumour uptake predicts efflux of chemotherapy drugs from the tumour cells related to Pgp/MDR-1 overexpression or to anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 overexpression. Early MIBI efflux (< 1H) may also be related to pro-apoptotic Bax overexpression.
SPECT/CT will be used for anatomic localisation and and attenuation correction. CT from SPECT/CT is a low-dose (< 2 mSv) multislice CT (4 slice). SPECT/CT will also be used for correction of image-degrading factors including collimator-detector-response compensation for resolution recovery, and scatter correction. SPECT/CT based absolute semi-quantification of MIBI uptake into primary tumour and lymph nodes (i.e. standardised uptake value or SUV) will also be performed.
SPECT/CT optimised imaging will be compared to planar/SPECT conventional nuclear imaging for 1) detection of MIBI-avid primary breast tumour and lymph node metastases, 2) semi-quantification of MIBI uptake (T/B, SUV, and %wash-out) into primary breast tumour and lymph node metastases, 3) prediction of chemosensitivity at baseline, 3) Evaluation of chemotherapy efficacy after the first course of chemotherapy (after 2 weeks) compared to clinical response and histo-pathological response.
SPECT/CT mammoscintigraphy findings will be compared to clinical findings (palpation), radiological findings (mammography, US, MRI), and histo-pathological findings (Pgp/MDR-1 expression) into tumours after surgery.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00804544
|South Street Hospital - Department of Nuclear Medicine|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4G5|
|Principal Investigator:||Irina Rachinsky, MD, MSc||The UWO - LHSC - Department of Nuclear Medicine|
|Study Chair:||Albert A Driedger, MD, PhD||The UWO -LHSC - Department of Nuclear Medicine|
|Study Director:||Muriel Brackstone, MD||The UWO - LHSC - Department of General Surgery|
|Study Director:||Francisco Perera, MD||The UWO - LHSC - Department of Medical Oncology|