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Researchers at MD Anderson Show That Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) Helps Evaluate Early Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Date:5/26/2010

SAN DIEGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent study presented at the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) helps evaluate response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

PEM scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that can show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. This information is critical in determining whether a lesion is malignant and influences the course of treatment. Other imaging systems, such as mammography and ultrasound, show only the location, not the metabolic phase. PEM scanners, which are about the size of an ultrasound system, are manufactured by Naviscan, Inc. and have been commercially available since 2007.

The prospective study, conducted by Dr. Wei Yang, Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and her team found that PEM can help physicians at a very early stage decide if a patient is responding to neoadjuvant medical therapy, a cancer treatment in which a drug is given to a patient to reduce the size of a tumor prior to surgery.

The team enrolled 9 patients with HER2 over-expressing Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) in a Phase II neoadjuvant trial of lapatinib for 14 days followed by chemotherapy.  Baseline tumor measurements on mammography, sonography, PEM and PET/CT scans with serial biopsies were performed.  PEM and biopsies were repeated at 14 days.  Quantification of tumor activity known as PEM uptake value (PUV) were compared to standardized uptake value (SUV) for PET/CT pre- and
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