Neuroendocrine differentiation (NED) of prostate cancer represents an acknowledged predictor of resistant and more aggressive disease. NED can be functionally exploited in vivo using PET/CT imaging with somatostatin analogs radiolabeled with 68Ga. Many previous reports have shown that 18F-FDG PET/CT should also be used in cases such as guiding management, as NED is systematically associated with increased glycolysis. We hereby discuss the case of a metastatic prostate cancer patient in which 68Ga-Dotatoc PET/CT revealed the occurrence of NED with low FDG-avidity.
- Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
- Neuroendocrine differentiation
- Positron emission tomography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry