Staging of Axillary Lymph Nodes Using the PEM Flex Solo II Pet Scanner in Patients With Breast Cancer
The purpose of this study is to determine if PEM scan can improve axillary lymph node staging by assessing if they are involved by cancer. Your doctor may refer you for a PEM scan, PEM stands for positron emission mammography, a relatively new and advanced application of positron emission tomography or PET scanning. For decades, PET has helped doctors diagnose and treat disease.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Staging of Axillary Lymph Nodes Using the PEM Flex Solo II Pet Scanner in Patients With Breast Cancer|
- The primary objective of the study is to determine the possible role of PEM imaging in assessing ALN involvement preoperatively in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer, prior to surgical intervention. [ Time Frame: one and a half years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]determining the accuracy of FDG positron emission mammography in identifying axillary lymph node metastases from breast cancer
|Study Start Date:||November 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Positron Emission Mammography||
Device: Positron Emission Mammography
Patients will receive bilateral (both sides) breast and axillary PEM scans, bilateral mammography, DCE-MRI, US of the breast and axilla (the side of the affected breast), and ultrasound guided biopsy of axillary lymph node if suspicious. Various PEM views will be performed on both your breast and axilla (underarm).
Subjects will receive bilateral (both sides) breast and axillary PEM scans. All recruited subjects chosen for the study will have biopsy proven breast cancer and are eligible for chemotherapy. They will undergo bilateral breast MRI for staging which is considered standard of care. Breast MRI and PEM scans will be performed at at baseline (phase 0 or pre-operative phase), 2nd MRI and PEM after 1 to 2 weeks of NAC (phase 1) and 3rd MRI and PEM after 1 to 2 weeks of phase 1 (phase 2). DCE-MRI and PEM will be performed not more than 14 days apart within each phase. Cranio-Caudal (CC) and Medial Lateral Oblique (MLO) PEM views will be performed of both the ipsilateral and contralateral breast and axillae by a Mammography Technologist trained in mammographic positioning.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01011946
|United States, Illinois|
|The University of Chicago Medical Center|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|Principal Investigator:||Daniel Appelbaum, M.D.||The University of Chicago Medical Center|