Copper-64 PET/CT scanning for biochemically relapsing prostate cancer

A group of Italian researchers have apparently shown that a copper-64 dichloride-based radiotracing agent (64CuCl2) is better than currently-used 18FCl radiotracers in the detection of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer with PET/CT scans … READ MORE …

Use of mpMRI and PSMA PET/CT to aid in salvage radiation decision-making

Because the success or failure of salvage radiation (SRT) hinges upon whether micrometastases are already systemic at the time of treatment, evidence that the cancer is still local improves the odds that SRT will be successful. … READ MORE …

Carbon-11-labeled sarcosine as a prostate cancer imaging agent

A new paper in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine has reported the first use of [11C]sarcosine in combination with PET/CT scanning as a technique for imaging prostate cancer in man. … 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 …

Are two PET radiotracers better than one?

There seem to be clinical trials of new PET radiotracers for the detection of prostate cancer all the time. In addition to the FDA-approved [11C]choline, Na18F, FDG, and fluciclovine PET scans, most of the new PET scans target the PSMA protein on prostate cancer cells. … READ MORE …

Comparison of gallium-68- and choline-C11-based PET/CT scanning in high-risk and progressive prostate cancers

The question of how much better the varied, new forms of imaging will be in the evaluation of patients with higher-risk prostate cancer both before and after their treatment is a currently “hot topic” in the world of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Efficacy and safety in the curative treatment of progressive, lymph node-positive prostate cancer

The salvage treatment of men found to have positive lymph nodes after prior (surgical) treatment and the identification of such positive lymph nodes using techniques such as [11C]choline PET/CT scans is still not well established, but it does offer opportunity for some men. … READ MORE …