The NCITA Exemplar 7 FIG study is a feasibility study which aims to investigate the benefit of using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with amino acid tracer [18F]fluorodopa ([18F]-FDOPA-PET) and oxygen-enhanced MR guided histopathology to more accurately identify low and high grade gliomas.

The FIG study team is delighted to announce it has successfully completed recruitment of 21 patients for the study across two participating sites: The University of Oxford NHS Hospital Trust and Imperial College London.

The FIG study is one of the first and largest study to use dynamic [18F]-FDOPA-PET for determining the grade of gliomas within a multi-centre setting. Furthermore, through collaboration with The University of Manchester and University College London, the study team are also assessing the feasibility of oxygen-enhanced MRI (OE-MRI) for detection of tumour hypoxia.

The NCITA Exemplar 7 FIG study is led by Professor Geoff Higgins, Department of Oncology, University of Oxford and the study is sponsored by University College London.

For more details, see our FIG study patient resources and the NCITA Exemplar 7 study webpage on the NCITA website.