Screening for Occult Malignancy using 18F-PET scan for Unprovoked VTE

The trial is open-label randomized controlled trial. Patients older than 50 years of age with a first unprovoked episode of VTE will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to have a limited screen alone or in combination with FDG PET/CT.


Why are we doing this study?

To determine if early detection of occult malignancies in patients with a first unprovoked VTE can be achieved with FDG PET/CT.


Who is eligible?

First Unprovoked episode of VTE for people older than 50 years of age (randomization up to 30 days after VTE diagnosis ).

What is involved if I participate in the study?

The total follow-up period for all enrolled patients is 1 year (5 years if a cancer is diagnosed within the first year). Telephone follow-up visits are scheduled at:

  • 6 months
  • 9 months


SOME2 Study Coordinator:

Elena Shulikovsky
TEL: 514-340-8222 ext. 23703