Skip to Content
U.S. National Institutes of Health
Cancer Diagnosis Program Cancer Imaging Program Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program Developmental Therapeutics Program Radiation Research Program Translational Research Program Biometric Research Branch Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Last Updated: 04/25/2012


Definitive, Late Phase Trials

Phase III Trial in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Will Assess FDG-PET/CT as Predictive Marker of Response and Patient Outcome

The American College of Radiology Imaging Network is conducting a study, ACRIN 6678, to prospectively validate FDG-PET in conjunction with computed tomography (CT) as a predictive marker of response and patient outcome in patients with advanced NSCLC. This study was activated in March 2007 and is the result of a joint effort between CTEP, DCTD’s Cancer Imaging Program, the FDA, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid under the Oncology Biomarker Qualification Initiative. This study may have an impact on how new targeted therapies are applied to patients with lung cancer.