3'-Deoxy-3'-[18F] Fluorothymidine PET Imaging in Patients With Cancer
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as 3'-deoxy-3'-[18F] fluorothymidine (FLT) PET imaging, may help find and diagnose cancer. It may also help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying FLT PET imaging in patients with cancer.
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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Meets one of the following criteria: - Histologically confirmed solid tumor or hematologic malignancy - Awaiting biopsy or surgery for cancer evaluation of a mass detected on exam or standard imaging PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - Able to lie still in the PET scanner - Girth and weight must be suitable to enter the gantry - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - Not specified
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|Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors, Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Lymphoproliferative Disorder, Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific|
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- - Evaluate the use of 3'-deoxy-3'-[18F] fluorothymidine (FLT) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to measure tumor proliferation and the DNA synthetic pathway (thymidine kinase levels) in patients with cancer.
- - Determine the efficacy of FLT PET imaging in detecting lesions and estimating response to treatment.
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Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, 48201-1379
Clinical Trials Office - Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute