Study Title

An Observational Study to Determine Changes in 18F-fluoropivalate-PET During Postoperative Chemoradiotherapy for Patients With Primary Glioblastoma Multiforme

Study Details


Glioma is the most common primary malignant brain tumour in adults and has an extremely poor prognosis. Glioblastoma is the most common subtype and its most aggressive form, with an annual incidence of 3.19 cases per 100,000. The aim of this study is to quantify the degree of fatty acid oxidation in 20 participants diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) that have undergone surgical resection throughout the course of their chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. The investigators hypothesise that the parameters derived from longitudinal 18F-fluoropivalate (18F-FPIA) positron emission tomography (PET) will change predictably over the course of therapy in relation to response.


Imperial College London


Shah Islam

0203 313 3720

Laura McLeavy

0203 313 3720