Around 1 in 5 people diagnosed with cancer in the UK take part in a clinical trial.
A study looking at PET-CT scans to diagnose cancer of the pancreas (PET PANC)
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This study was to see if a type of body scan called a PET-CT scan improved the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
It was open for people to join between 2011 and 2013. Researchers reported the results in 2018.
More about this trial
- routine tests including a
CT scan, MRI scanand a camera test (an endoscopy
- a PET-CT scan
Summary of results
- In 56 people it was more accurate in working out where the cancer had spread to (this is called
- It influenced treatment in 250 people (45%)
- It showed that 58 people (20%) didn’t need surgery
How to join a clinical trial
Professor Paula Ghaneh
NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme
National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network (NCRN)
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust
University of Liverpool