PRIMARY trial: PSMA PET scanning for diagnosis of prostate cancer

 

 

CLICK HERE to read the ground-breaking PRIMARY trial which A/Prof Moon was a significant contributor to, and is the largest study looking at the use of PET scanning for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.  In this trial, men suspected of prostate cancer who had a prostate MRI then underwent a PSMA PET scan which significantly improved the accuracy of detection.  These findings show that the addition of PET scanning can pick up those cancers missed by MRI, and on the other hand, help men avoid a biopsy if both MRI and PET scans are negative. 

 

A/Prof Moon is now involved in designing the Australia wide PRIMARY 2 study to investigate this further. 

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