FACBC has been granted marketing authorizations by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in EU for imaging of men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence. Prostate cancer patients whose blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) indicate that the cancer may have returned after the initial treatment, such as prostatectomy, usually undergo conventional imaging tests (e.g. CT, MRI, bone scintigraphy). However, the chances to find recurrent cancer lesions in such patients using conventional imaging are relatively low. FACBC-enhanced PET imaging is a proven diagnostic tool for highly optimal management of patients with suspected prostate cancer recurrence.
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