Phillip J. Koo, MD, presented “Molecular Targeted Imaging” during the 34th International Prostate Cancer Update on February 12, 2024, in Vail, Colorado.

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How to cite: Koo, Phillip J. Molecular Targeted Imaging.” February 2024. Accessed May 2024.

Molecular Targeted Imaging – Summary

Phillip J. Koo, MD, gives a high-level overview of the current state of molecular targeted imaging in identifying prostate cancer. Dr. Koo begins by establishing the sensitivity and accuracy of PSMA PET molecular targeted imaging at various PSA levels. He compares the efficacy of the four most commonly used commercially available agents in PSMA PET, noting that there is no data available that indicates one agent is superior to another.

Dr. Koo then delves into the sensitivity of different PSMA PET agents, including Gallium-68-PSMA-11 and Fluorine-18-DCFPyl. He highlights that imaging is not yet a reliable replacement for prostatectomy, using a few case studies as supporting evidence.

Dr. Koo concludes by reviewing the issue of biochemical recurrence and how it impacts disease management. He notes that molecular targeted imaging can detect recurrences in different sites in the body, and how current data may support a more aggressive treatment approach in the future.


About The 34th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:
The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The 34th iteration of the meeting occurred February 11-14, 2024 in Vail, Colorado. To view more educational presentations from IPCU 34, visit our collection page.