Evaluating the Impact of 18F-DOPA-PET on Radiotherapy Planning for Newly Diagnosed Gliomas

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this study is to use a nutrient called 18F-FDOPA and PET/CT scan to help determine where and how big the tumor is, as well as how aggressive the tumor is. This will help treating physicians to target diseased areas with higher than standard doses of radiation, in order to improve the effectiveness of radiation in this tumor.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Please contact the study team to discuss whether or not you are eligible to participate in a study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥18 years.
  • Histologically confirmed newly diagnosed high-grade malignant glioma.
  • Planned radiation treatments at Mayo Clinic Rochester.
  • Willing to sign release of information for any radiation and/or follow-up records.
  • Provide informed written consent.
  • Ability to complete questionnaire(s) by themselves or with assistance.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed with anaplastic oligodendroglioma
  • Unable to undergo MRI scans with contrast (e.g. cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, kidney failure).
  • Unable to undergo an 18F-DOPA PET scan (e.g. Parkinson's Disease, taking anti-dopaminergic, or dopamine agonist medication or less than 6 half-lives from discontinuance of dopamine agonists)
  • Any of the following:
    • Pregnant women
    • Nursing women
    • Men or women of childbearing potential who are unwilling to employ adequate contraception

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Debra Brinkmann, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Debra Brinkmann, Ph.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

855-776-0015

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