He never had any of his mets biopsied, did he? It's just a crapshoot, but I've always wondered if he would respond to a somatostatin (eg. octreotide). There is a scan called Octreoscan that can detect such tumors, and it may sometimes be better than an FDG PET scan at picking them up. These, and the fluciclovine PET are all available at Winship/Emory. Did you ever get a consult with David Schuster there to discuss this? He knows more about
all the different kinds of scans and which kinds of cancers they can detect than just about
anyone in the US.
Allen - not an MD
•PSA=7.3, prostate volume=55cc, 8/17 cores G6 5-35% involvement
•SBRT 9 yr onc. results
•SBRT 7 yr QOL results
•treated 10/2010 at age 57 at UCLA,PSA now: 0.2,no lasting urinary, rectal or sexual SEsmy PC blog