Sarah G. J. A. Peeters

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carbonic anhydrase (CA) IX expression is increased upon hypoxia and has been proposed as a therapeutic target since it has been associated with poor prognosis, tumor progression and pH regulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antitumor activity of a high CAIX-affinity indanesulfonamide (11c) combined with irradiation,(More)
Hypoxia is a common characteristic of solid tumors and is associated with poor prognosis. Positron emission tomography (PET) can visualize tumor hypoxia in a non-invasive, 3-dimensional manner and can be used to acquire information longitudinally. Multiple 2-nitroimidazole based PET tracers are developed, validated and quantified in the search for the ideal(More)
PURPOSE Several individual clinical and preclinical studies have shown the possibility of evaluating tumor hypoxia by using noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET). The current study compared 3 hypoxia PET tracers frequently used in the clinic, [(18)F]FMISO, [(18)F]FAZA, and [(18)F]HX4, in a preclinical tumor model. Tracer uptake was evaluated for(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) plays an important role in pH regulation processes critical for tumor cell growth and metastasis. We hypothesize that a dual targeting bioreductive nitroimidazole based anti-CAIX sulfamide drug (DH348) will reduce tumor growth and sensitize tumors to irradiation in a CAIX dependent manner. MATERIAL AND(More)
PURPOSE Conventional anticancer treatments are often impaired by the presence of hypoxia. TH-302 selectively targets hypoxic tumor regions, where it is converted into a cytotoxic agent. This study assessed the efficacy of the combination treatment of TH-302 and radiotherapy in two preclinical tumor models. The effect of oxygen modification on the(More)
Tumour hypoxia and its molecular responses have been shown to be associated with poor prognosis. Detection of hypoxia, preferably in a non-invasive manner, could therefore predict treatment outcome and serve as a tool to individualize treatment. This review gives an overview of recent literature on hypoxia imaging markers currently used in clinical trials.(More)
PURPOSE We tested therapeutic efficacy of two dose painting strategies of applying higher radiation dose to tumor subvolumes with high FDG uptake (biologic target volume, BTV): dose escalation and dose redistribution. We also investigated whether tumor response was determined by the highest dose in BTV or the lowest dose in gross tumor volume (GTV). (More)
[18F]VM4-037 was recently developed as a positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for the detection of carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX), a tumor-specific protein upregulated under hypoxic conditions. In this study, the accumulation of [18F]VM4-037 was determined in two CAIX-expressing preclinical human tumor models. U373 and HT29 tumor-bearing animals were(More)
Purpose:Conventional anticancer treatments are often impaired by thepresenceofhypoxia. TH-302selectively targetshypoxic tumor regions, where it is converted into a cytotoxic agent. This study assessed the efficacy of the combination treatment of TH-302 and radiotherapy in two preclinical tumor models. The effect of oxygen modification on the combination(More)
Neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery is the standard treatment with curative intent for oesophageal cancer patients, with 5-year overall survival rates up to 50 %. However, patients’ quality of life is severely compromised by oesophagectomy, and eventually many patients die due to metastatic disease. Most solid tumours, including oesophageal(More)