Malignant Pleural Neoplasm clinical trials at University of California Health
1 research study open to eligible people
Prospective Exploratory Study of FAPi PET/CT With Histopathology Validation in Patients With Various Cancers
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
This exploratory study investigates how an imaging technique called 68Ga-FAPi-46 PET/CT can determine where and to which degree the FAPI tracer (68Ga-FAPi-46) accumulates in normal and cancer tissues in patients with cancer. Because some cancers take up 68Ga-FAPi-46 it can be seen with PET. FAP stands for Fibroblast Activation Protein. FAP is produced by cells that surround tumors (cancer associated fibroblasts). The function of FAP is not well understood but imaging studies have shown that FAP can be detected with FAPI PET/CT. Imaging FAP with FAPI PET/CT may in the future provide additional information about various cancers.
Our lead scientists for Malignant Pleural Neoplasm research studies include Jeremie Calais.