Gallium-68 PET/CT scans prior to first-line treatment of some men with prostate cancer

A newly-reported set of data from an Australian clinical research team has now shown that 68Ga PSMA PET/CT scans changed the staging and the management of men after initial diagnosis and prior to first-line treatment compared to traditional CT and bone scanning. … READ MORE …

Free randomized clinical trial of gallium-68-PSMA-11 PET indicator

A randomized clinical trial of the 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET indicator for men with a recurrence after radical prostatectomy has just been initiated at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). … READ MORE …

A PSMA-based PET scan can change SRT decisions

The new PSMA-based PET scans provide a way to locate exactly where the cancer has spread to after an unsuccessful prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

Radio-guided surgery in the treatment of recurrent, initially localized prostate cancer

The re-treatment of patients with recurrent prostate cancer after initial, first-line treatment for what was initially diagnosed as localized disease can be complicated. Success (i.e., effective re-treatment with curative intent) in the re-treatment of such patients is often dependent on the ability to identify exactly where recurrence has occurred. … READ MORE …

Gallium-68 PSMA PET/CT scans changed management in 39 percent of patients

The gold standard for the clinical relevance of any new test in the management of a specific disease is … Do the results of the test change the way a physician would previously have managed patients? … READ MORE …

Gallium-68 scans approved in the USA (for imaging of neuroendocrine tumors)

Demonstrating how easy it is to “miss” news that may be important to at least a few members of the prostate cancer community, we have just learned that gallium-68 dotatate ([68Ga]dotatate) PET scanning was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 1, 2016 — but not specifically for use in the detection of metastatic or micrometastatic prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Yet another new PMSA-linked radioisotope enters clinical trials in prostate cancer

As many readers will be aware, there has been a lot of ongoing research using the gallium-68 (68Ga) radioisotope linked to various forms of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) in concert with PET scan imaging to identify sites of early recurrence of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …