Amino Acid Tracer (FACBC) Positron Emission Tomography for Lung Nodule (SPN)
This study will look at how the FACBC goes into the lung nodules. This will hopefully lead to the development of better imaging techniques to look at lung nodules. FACBC is not approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). This study will help to determine if it should be approved by the FDA.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study of the Utility of the Novel Amino Acid Radiotracer Anti-[18 F]FACBC for the Noninvasive Imaging of Lung Nodules|
- Correlation of Radiotracer Uptake with Histology [ Time Frame: Typically 1-2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]We will correlate radiotracer uptake with histology results
|Study Start Date:||May 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Lung Nodule||
Drug: 18F-FACBC Radiotracer
Test radiotracer uptake in lung nodule
Other Name: Radiotracer
This is a study that will test a compound (chemical substance) that has a small amount of radioactivity attached to it. This substance has a natural tendency to go to tumor cells, as has been shown in the detection and staging of prostate cancer and for brain tumors. In this study we are going to test this new substance in patients with lung nodules. Lung nodules are a common finding. It is very important to non-invasively determine whether the nodule is cancer or not, as early cancer detection and treatment may cure the disease. The substance is called FACBC and it is given in the form of an injection into a vein. After the substance reaches the lung nodules, scans called PET or Positron Emission Tomography, are done. This is similar to having CAT scans or x-rays. Usually a compound called FDG is used for PET scans but this substance often goes to inflammatory tissues as well. This new substance does not significantly go to inflammatory tissues, and may allow tumors in the lungs to be better identified.