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Working group under Prof. Hartenbach MD demonstrates superiority of PSMA PET in diagnosing recurring prostate cancer

The working group headed by Prof. Markus Hartenbach MD was able to demonstrate the superiority of PSMA PET in the diagnosis of biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer, even at low PSA levels. Moreover, this diagnostic tool adds significant information to standard CT/MRI, changing treatment strategies in a significant number of patients. PSMA-positive lesions were detected in 85.5% patients, whereas 57.3% had no suspicious correlates according to the MRI or CT reports. Detection rates were 65% for a PSA value of 0.2 to <0.5 ng/ml, 85.7% for 0.5 to <1, 85.7% for 1 to <2 and 100% for ≥2. PSMA-PET changed therapeutic decisions in 74.6% of the patients (p < 0.001), with 86% of them being considered for metastases-directed therapies. The scientific paper was published in the “European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging”.