Imaging Study in Patients With Cancer of the Head & Neck, Lung, Renal Cell, Brain, Lymphoma and Neuroendocrine Tumours

Official Title

A Phase I/II Imaging Study of 1-a-D-(5-deoxy-5-[18]F-fluoroarabinofuranosyl)-2-nitroimidazole ([18]F-FAZA) in Patients With Known Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head & Neck, Small Cell and Non-Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung, Lymphoma, Glioblastoma Multiforme, Neuroendocrine Tumours or Renal Cell Carcinoma

Summary:

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a Nuclear Medicine procedure that uses positron emitting radiolabeled tracer molecules to visualize biological activity. The presence of hypoxia (low oxygen) is associated with poor prognosis in a variety of tumour types and treatment strategies targeting hypoxic cells have been developed. The PET tracer [18]F-FAZA can identify hypoxic areas, and changes in uptake during treatment may predict tumour response.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Phase I: demonstrate the safety of 18F-FAZA manufactured at the Edmonton Radiopharmaceutical Centre/Edmonton PET Centre. Phase II: determine the general biodistribution pattern of18F-FAZA.
Secondary Outcome:
  • Determine the relative tumour uptake of 18F-FAZA
  • Confirm the safety of 18F-FAZA manufactured at the Edmonton Radiopharmaceutical Centre/Edmonton PET Centre
The proposed clinical trial will be a Phase I/II imaging, open label, single site study. In Phase I, one 18F-FAZA PET scan will be conducted in patients with known squamous cell carcinoma of the Head & Neck, SCLC, NSCLC, lymphoma, GGM, neuroendocrine tumours or renal cell carcinoma. In Phase II, three 18F-FAZA PET scans will be done on patients with the above tumours as follows: one pre-treatment, one mid course and one post-treatment.

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