Accession Number : ADA604608


Title :   F18 EF5 PET/CT Imaging in Patients with Brain Metastases from Breast Cancer


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 2012-30 Jun 2013


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA


Personal Author(s) : Lin, Lilie


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA604608


Report Date : Jul 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : The aim of this study is to estimate the degree of residual hypoxia after whole brain radiation therapy in patients with brain metastases from breast cancer as quantified by F18 EF5 PET/CT imaging. There has been great difficulty in accruing patient to this study due to the nature of the brain metastases resulting in cognitive decline, decline in performance status, and/or inability to complete the imaging study. We have amended the study to enhance accrual by opening to our satellite hospitals as well as those receiving stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases.


Descriptors :   *BRAIN , *BREAST CANCER , *METASTASIS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM , HYPOXIA , PATIENTS , RADIOTHERAPY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE