Response Evaluation in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00969098
Verified August 2015 by Istituto Clinico Humanitas. Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
Recently, a few small trials have shown promising results on value of fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose and positron emission tomography imaging in response assessment in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. These studies considered different parameters in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) analysis, mainly the standardized uptake value and volume-based parameters such as total glycolytic volume.
Condition or disease
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
This is a retrospective analysis of two consecutive and homogeneous series of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma patients treated with first-line pemetrexed-based chemotherapy and evaluated by CT scan and FDG-PET.
To validate a semi-automated iterative threshold-based region growing algorithm in a previously published series of patients. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
To extend the analysis to another series of consecutive patients with MALIGNANT PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA treated with first-line pemetrexed-based chemotherapy, and to perform a combined analysis of the two groups. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
To validate the new liver-based threshold semi-automated algorithm on the GE ADW4.6 workstation with the algorithm validated in step 1 in the same subset of patients. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Histologically proven MALIGNANT PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA and Patients not candidate to radical surgery