89Zr-trastuzumab-PET gauges treatment response in gastric cancer

04/24/2013 | HealthImaging.com

PET imaging with 89Zr-trastuzumab is effective in monitoring treatment response in animals with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive stomach cancer being treated with afatinib, according to findings from a study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Researchers said 89Zr-trastuzumab-PET performed better than 18F-FDG-PET in determining drug uptake. There is a need for human studies to validate the efficacy of the method in monitoring treatment response, researchers added.

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