正子掃描可用於胰臟癌治療評估

張貼者:2008年6月26日 下午7:44林昆儒   [ 已更新 2008年10月13日 上午12:42 ]
 
來自英國牛津大學的研究團隊近來施行結合新的標靶治療(protease inhibitor nelfinavir),放射治療,傳統化療的雞尾酒療法,對進階胰臟癌病患locally advanced pancreatic cancer進行研究。其結果以正子掃描 positron emission tomography (PET), 電腦斷層檢查computed tomography (CT) 以及腫瘤指數 CA19-9 levels評估,發現療效不錯。其結果發表於Journal of Clinical Oncology雜誌
 
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PET used in study of pancreatic cancer treatment

PET imaging was used in a study of chemotherapy plus radiotherapy, combined with nelfinavir, a protease inhibitor, in locally advanced pancreatic cancer patients. Of the nine study participants who had PET scans, two showed no response to the therapy and the rest showed partial or complete response. (http://www.cancerpage.com/news/article.asp?id=12364)