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Fluorine 18 F Fludarabine (Code C115978)

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Preferred Name: Fluorine 18 F Fludarabine

Definition: A radiopharmaceutical containing the purine analog fludarabine that is labeled with the radioisotope fluorine F18 with potential use as a tumor imaging agent upon positron emission tomography (PET). After intravenous administration, the fludarabine is selectively taken up by tumor cells. The radioisotope moiety is detected using PET, which allows imaging and quantification of both the biodistribution of fludarabine and the presence of tumor cells. This could identify tumors and select patients that will likely respond to fludarabine treatment.

Label: Fluorine 18 F Fludarabine

NCI Thesaurus Code: C115978 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: CL473310  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Fluorine 18 F Fludarabine

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 760671
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 760671 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C115978
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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