Fluorine-18-α-Methyltyrosine Positron Emission Tomography (18F-FMT PET) for Therapy Response in Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
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Gunma University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 20, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2009
History: No changes posted

L-[3-18F]-α-methyltyrosine (18F-FMT) is an amino-acid tracer for positron emission tomography (PET). The investigators evaluated the value of 18F-FMT PET for the assessment of therapy response in patients with lung cancer as compared with that of 2-[18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) PET.

The patients with lung cancer underwent PET studies with 18F-FDG and 18F-FMT before and after radio-/chemotherapy. The investigators used the ratio of the SUVmax of the mediastinal (N2) lymph node to the SUVmax of the primary tumor (N/P ratio ). All patients were divided into two groups of N/P ratio<1 and N/P ratio≥1, and the survival time was estimated by Kaplan-Meier method.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Fluorine-18-α-Methyltyrosine Positron Emission Tomography to Measure Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Gunma University:

Therapy monitoring


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
This study was conducted at the Gunma University Hospital.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • primary lung cancer All patients received first-line chemotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with diabetus mellitus
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00826033

Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine
Gunma, Japan, 371-8511
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gunma University
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00826033     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Mol Imaing 1 
Study First Received: January 20, 2009
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Keywords provided by Gunma University:
Positron emission tomography
Lung cancer

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

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