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Development of an In Vivo Cell Proliferation Marker for PET Assessment of Chemotherapeutic Response in Cancer

Description

Brief Summary
This phase I trial studies the side effects of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in evaluating response to chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer. Comparing results of diagnostic procedures done before, during, and after chemotherapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.


Detailed Description
I. Study fludeoxyglucose [18F] 2'-fluoro-5-methyl-1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyluracil-clevudine (FMAU) (fluorine F 18-clevudine ) in 10 patients with known breast cancer to obtain data on safety, circulating metabolite, tumor imaging feasibility, and radiation dosimetry. II. Assess the potential utility of FMAU-PET in the imaging evaluation of chemotherapeutic response in 15 patients with breast cancer. OUTLINE: Patients receive fluorine F18-clevudine intravenously (IV) over 1 minute and then undergo PET/CT scan at baseline. Patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 positive (HER2+) breast cancer also undergo fluorine F 18-clevudine PET/CT scan 2-3 weeks after the first course of treatment and after completion of treatment. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 24 hours.

Phase

N/A

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Inclusion criteria for Aim 1:
  • Scheduled to receive therapy with trastuzumab plus chemotherapy as part of standard care
  • Have one or more breast tumors visualized by conventional PET/CT, CT or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prior to the PET FMAU study; PET/CT should be within a week prior to 18-F FMAU Inclusion criteria for Aim 2:
  • Have been diagnosed with a HER2+ invasive cancer of the breast
  • Scheduled to receive pre-operative therapy with trastuzumab plus chemotherapy as part of standard care
  • Have one or more breast tumors visualized by conventional PET/CT, CT or MRI prior to the PET FMAU study; PET/CT should be within a week prior to 18-F FMAU

  • Have undergone chemotherapy or radiation therapy within the previous one month
  • Women of childbearing potential, unless they have had a negative urine human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) within the previous 24 hours of the procedure
  • Patients who have had surgery at the site of the suspected lesion within 1 month

Sites

  • California

    • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, 90033
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