Imaging studies for men with recurrent prostate cancer

We had previously reported on a presentation by Calais et al. earlier this year. … READ MORE …

Gallium-68 PSMA vs. fluorine-18 fluciclovine PET/CT scans

According to a presentation given yesterday at the ASCO meeting here in Chicago, PET/CT scanning with 68Ga-PSMA-11 is more accurate than 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT at detecting recurrent prostate cancer in men with early biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

Axumin PET/CT scans change treatment recommendations in recurrent prostate cancer

The value of many cancer-related tests is actually based on whether the results of the particular test change the way that  physicians plan to treat specific patients (hopefully for the better). … READ MORE …

Increasing availability of the Axumin-enhanced PET scan

Back in May this year we reported that the US Food and Drug Administration had approved a new type of imaging agent known as [18F]fluciclovine (Axumin®) for use in association with PET scans in men with recurrent prostate cancer that might have spread to other parts of the body, but which was not evident on older forms of scan. … READ MORE …

New fluorine-18-based imaging agent approved in USA

Last Friday the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last Friday approved a new type of imaging agent for use in PET/CT scans for men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence after earlier treatment. … READ MORE …