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Study of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FluGlucoScan) in Patients With Cancer or Suspected Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00123760
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 26, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 25, 2016
Cross Cancer Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AHS Cancer Control Alberta

Brief Summary:
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a specialised nuclear medicine procedure that uses positron emitting radiolabeled tracer molecules to measure biological activity. The most common of these radiolabeled tracers is 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG), which is used to determine abnormal glucose metabolism in tumours and other sites. It has general applications in all areas where abnormal glucose metabolism may be present including in circumstances such as differentiating the tumour from scar tissue; evaluating the presence of the tumour in light of rising tumour markers and normal morphological imaging techniques; and assessing response to therapy where other techniques are deemed to be unhelpful. The Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) has recently been funded to establish a PET centre, and this study will prove the effectiveness of PET scanning in the Canadian health care environment and validate the data that have been developed in other jurisdictions in specific oncologic indications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain Neoplasms Lung Neoplasms Thyroid Neoplasms Colorectal Neoplasms Lymphoma Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10838 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Phase I/II, Phase III and Extended Phase III Study of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FluGlucoScan) in Patients With Cancer or Suspected Cancer
Study Start Date : February 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To demonstrate the safety of 18F-FDG synthesized from cyclotron produced radiofluoride in the Coincidence Technologies automated synthesis unit (ASU) in the Edmonton PET Centre facility [ Time Frame: One Year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To confirm the diagnostic effectiveness of 18F-FDG in subjects with known or suspected oncologic disease and compare this to literature values [ Time Frame: One Year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female. (If female of child-bearing potential and outside of the window of 10 days since the last menstrual period, a negative serum or urine pregnancy test is required.)
  • Known or suspected primary or metastatic tumours
  • Age equal to or greater than 15 years
  • Able and willing to follow instructions and comply with the protocol
  • Provide written informed consent prior to participation in this study
  • Karnofsky Performance Scale score 60-100

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Nursing or pregnant females
  • Presence of a severe infection
  • Age less than 15 years
  • Having had surgery or radiotherapy within 10 days of the planned imaging study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00123760

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Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
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Principal Investigator: Alexander McEwan, MB, MSc, MD, FRCP AHS Cancer Control Alberta
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Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier: NCT00123760    
Other Study ID Numbers: SP-11-0035/DX-FDG-001/21221
First Posted: July 26, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 25, 2016
Last Verified: March 2012
Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
Positron-Emission Tomography
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Tomography scanners, X-Ray computed
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Brain Neoplasms
Thyroid Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Thyroid Diseases