Blue Earth Diagnostics Announces Axumin® (Fluciclovine F 18) Presentations at Upcoming Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting

 
June 8, 2021 12:30 UTC

 

BURLINGTON, Mass. & OXFORD, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Earth Diagnostics, a Bracco company and recognized leader in the development and commercialization of innovative PET radiopharmaceuticals, today highlighted presentations at the upcoming Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting (SNMMI), to be held in a virtual format from June 11 to 15, 2021. Results to be presented include an interim analysis of the comparative diagnostic performance of Axumin® (fluciclovine F 18) PET in biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer, an evaluation of its impact on patient management in oligometastatic disease, and its performance in patients with recurrent prostate cancer who have suffered multiple treatment failures, among others. Details of the presentations to be given by Blue Earth Diagnostics collaborators are listed below. Additionally, the Company will host a satellite symposium, “The Role of PET in Post-Prostatectomy Radiotherapy,” which will review the role of PET in guiding management decisions and influencing treatment outcomes and results of the EMPIRE-1 randomized trial.

NOTE: Axumin® (fluciclovine F 18) injection is FDA-approved for PET imaging in men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence based on elevated blood prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels following prior treatment.

Highlighted Axumin (Fluciclovine F 18) Scientific Presentations

All SNMMI presentations are available beginning Friday, June 11, 2021.

Title:

 

Positivity rates of 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT and 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT: Interim analysis of a secondary endpoint from a randomized trial
in patients with biochemical recurrence post-prostatectomy

Author(s):

 

Olayinka Abiodun-Ojo, Ashesh Jani, Omotayo Adediran, Akinyemi Akintayo, Bridget Fielder, Subir Goyal, Raghuveer Halkar and David Schuster

Session:

 

Poster – Physician/Pharm

Abstract:

 

1130

 

 

 

Title:

 

Incidence and Impact of Oligometastatic Disease Detected on 18F-Fluciclovine PET/CT in Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Author(s):

 

Redmond-Craig Anderson, Erik Velez and Hossein Jadvar

Session:

 

Poster – Physician/Pharm

Abstract:

 

1332

 

 

 

Title:

 

Diagnostic Performance of F-18 Fluciclovine PET/CT in Prostate Cancer Patients with rising PSA Level < =0.5 ng/ml after multiple
treatment failures

Author(s):

 

Ajalaya Teyateeti, Achiraya Teyateeti, Gregory Ravizzini, Guofan Xu, Chad Tang, Shi-Ming Tu, Homer Macapinlac and Yang Lu

Session:

 

Poster – Physician/Pharm

Abstract:

 

1361

 

 

 

Title:

 

Single atypical metastases from Prostate Cancer as detected with Fluciclovine PET/CT: A Pictorial Essay

Author(s):

 

Amer Alassi, Peter Temsah, Leonard Goldfarb, Razi Muzaffar and Medhat Osman

Session:

 

Poster – Educational Exhibits

Abstract:

 

2042

 

 

 

Title:

 

Blanching defects at the pressure points: a potential pitfall in dynamic Total-Body PET/CT studies

Author(s):

 

Kristin McBride, Edwin Leung, Heather Hunt, Mike Nguyen, Benjamin Spencer, Simon Cherry, Ramsey Badawi, Lorenzo Nardo and Yasser Abdelhafez

Session:

 

Oral – Technologist

Abstract:

 

186

Blue Earth Diagnostics invites participants at the 2021 SNMMI Annual Meeting to attend the presentations above and to visit the Company’s virtual Commercial Exhibit Booth. Blue Earth Diagnostics also has a Medical Affairs information booth at SNMMI, where attendees can learn about ongoing clinical trials. The Company is also hosting a Satellite Symposium, “The Role of PET in Post-Prostatectomy Radiotherapy,” with invited speaker Dr. Ashesh Jani, MD, MSEE, FASTRO, James C. Kennedy Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. The symposium will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 pm ET. For more information about the meeting, please see the SNMMI online program here. Information on abstract presentations is available here.

U.S. Indication and Important Safety Information About Axumin

INDICATION
Axumin® (fluciclovine F 18) injection is indicated for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence based on elevated blood prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels following prior treatment.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Image interpretation errors can occur with Axumin PET imaging. A negative image does not rule out recurrent prostate cancer and a positive image does not confirm its presence. The performance of Axumin seems to be affected by PSA levels. Axumin uptake may occur with other cancers and benign prostatic hypertrophy in primary prostate cancer. Clinical correlation, which may include histopathological evaluation, is recommended.
  • Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, may occur in patients who receive Axumin. Emergency resuscitation equipment and personnel should be immediately available.
  • Axumin use contributes to a patient’s overall long-term cumulative radiation exposure, which is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Safe handling practices should be used to minimize radiation exposure to the patient and health care providers.
  • Adverse reactions were reported in ≤ 1% of subjects during clinical studies with Axumin. The most common adverse reactions were injection site pain, injection site erythema and dysgeusia.

To report suspected adverse reactions to Axumin, call 1-855-AXUMIN1 (1-855-298-6461) or contact FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Full U.S. Axumin prescribing information is available at:

https://www.axumin.com/prescribing-information.pdf.

About Axumin® (fluciclovine F 18)
Axumin® (fluciclovine F 18) injection is a novel product indicated for use in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to identify suspected sites of prostate cancer recurrence in men. Recurrence of prostate cancer is suspected by an increase in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels following prior treatment. PET imaging with Axumin may identify the location and extent of such recurrence. Axumin was developed to enable visualization of the increased amino acid transport that occurs in many cancers, including prostate cancer. It consists of a synthetic amino acid that is preferentially taken up by prostate cancer cells compared with surrounding normal tissues and is labeled with the radioisotope F 18 for PET imaging. Fluciclovine F 18 was invented at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., with much of the fundamental clinical development work carried out by physicians at Emory University’s Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. Axumin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May 2016, following Priority Review, and is the first product commercialized by Blue Earth Diagnostics, which licensed the product from GE Healthcare. The molecule is being investigated by Blue Earth Diagnostics for other potential cancer indications including in neuro-oncology.

About Blue Earth Diagnostics
Blue Earth Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., is a recognized leader in the development and commercialization of novel PET radiopharmaceuticals to inform clinical management and guide care for cancer patients in areas of unmet medical need. Formed in 2014, Blue Earth Diagnostics is led by proven experts in nuclear medicine, who have expanded and advanced its robust oncology portfolio. The company’s first approved and commercially available product is Axumin® (fluciclovine F 18), a novel molecular imaging agent approved in the United States and European Union for use in PET imaging to detect and localize prostate cancer in men with suspected recurrence, based on elevated Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels. 18F-fluciclovine has a broad range of other potential applications in cancer imaging and Blue Earth Diagnostics is investigating the molecule for other cancers, including in neuro-oncology. The company's pipeline includes innovative radiohybrid Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (rhPSMA)-targeted agents, a clinical-stage, investigational class of theranostic compounds with potential applications in both the imaging and treatment of prostate cancer. For more information, visit: www.blueearthdiagnostics.com.

About Bracco Imaging
Bracco Imaging S.p.A., part of the Bracco Group, is a world-leading diagnostic imaging provider. Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Bracco Imaging develops, manufactures and markets diagnostic imaging agents and solutions. It offers a product and solution portfolio for all key diagnostic imaging modalities: X-ray imaging (including Computed Tomography-CT, Interventional Radiology, and Cardiac Catheterization), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS), and Nuclear Medicine through radioactive tracers and novel PET imaging agents to inform clinical management and guide care for cancer patients in areas of unmet medical need. Our continually evolving portfolio is completed by a range of medical devices, advanced administration systems and dose-management software. In 2019 Bracco Imaging also enriched its product portfolio by expanding the range of oncology nuclear imaging solutions in the urology segment and other specialties with the acquisition of Blue Earth Diagnostics. Visit: www.braccoimaging.com.

Contacts

For Blue Earth Diagnostics (U.S.)
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Vice President, Corporate Communications
(M) (781) 799-7917
priscilla.harlan@blueearthdx.com

For Blue Earth Diagnostics (UK)
Georgina Mowatt
Communications Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 7810 355 912
georgina.mowatt@blueearthdx.com

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