ARIZONA CENTER FOR CANCER CARE NOW OFFERING NEW DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR PROSTATE CANCER
By Melody Pierce -
Monday Nov 08, 2021
Arizona Center for Cancer Care (AZCCC) a leading cancer treatment center, is proud to be the first positron emission tomography (PET) center in Arizona to offer PYLARIFYÂ® (piflufolastat F 18) Injection. PYLARIFYÂ® is a radioactive diagnostic agent indicated for positron emission tomography of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positive lesions in men with prostate cancer. PYLARIFYÂ® offered by Lantheus Pharmaceutical received FDA approval in May 2021 and is now available.
One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and is the second most common cancer among men next to skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2021 there will roughly250,000 prostate cancer diagnoses and 35,000deaths.
What this means for patients and treatment:
â€œWe are excited to be able to offer personalized treatment options for prostate cancer patients based on the true stage of each individual patientâ€™s disease. This innovative technology allows us to customize treatment plans for newly diagnosed and recurrent prostate cancer by improving our ability to determine where the cancer is when compared to older methods.â€ Dr. Gregory Maggass, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Arizona Center for Cancer Care.