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Detection Rate of 18F-Labeled PSMA PET/CT in Biochemical Recurrent Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and a Meta-Analysis

Clinic of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Imaging Institute of Southern Switzerland, CH-6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
Health Technology Assessment Unit, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, CH-6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Nuclear Medicine Unit, IFO Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, IT-00144 Rome, Italy
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Zürich, CH-8091 Zürich, Switzerland
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Cancers 2019, 11(5), 710;
Received: 1 May 2019 / Revised: 21 May 2019 / Accepted: 22 May 2019 / Published: 23 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Role of Medical Imaging in Cancers)
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Background: The use of radiolabeled prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PSMA PET/CT) for biochemical recurrent prostate cancer (BRPCa) is increasing worldwide. Recently, 18F-labeled PSMA agents have become available. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis regarding the detection rate (DR) of 18F-labeled PSMA PET/CT in BRPCa to provide evidence-based data in this setting. Methods: A comprehensive literature search of PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases through 23 April 2019 was performed. Pooled DR was calculated on a per-patient basis, with pooled proportion and 95% confidence interval (95% CI). Furthermore, pooled DR of 18F-PSMA PET/CT using different cut-off values of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was obtained. Results: Six articles (645 patients) were included in the meta-analysis. The pooled DR of 18F-labeled PSMA PET/CT in BRPCa was 81% (95% CI: 71–88%). The pooled DR was 86% for PSA ≥ 0.5 ng/mL (95% CI: 78–93%) and 49% for PSA < 0.5 ng/mL (95% CI: 23–74%). Statistical heterogeneity was found. Conclusions: 18F-labeled PSMA PET/CT demonstrated a good DR in BRPCa. DR of 18F-labeled PSMA PET/CT is related to PSA values with significant lower DR in patients with PSA < 0.5 ng/mL. Prospective multicentric trials are needed to confirm these findings. View Full-Text
Keywords: PET; PSMA; prostate; DCFPyL; DCFBC; PSMA-1007 PET; PSMA; prostate; DCFPyL; DCFBC; PSMA-1007

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Treglia, G.; Annunziata, S.; Pizzuto, D.A.; Giovanella, L.; Prior, J.O.; Ceriani, L. Detection Rate of 18F-Labeled PSMA PET/CT in Biochemical Recurrent Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and a Meta-Analysis. Cancers 2019, 11, 710.

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