Do you know much about the efficacy of various MRI protocols? Specifically Swedish likes to use perfusion studies, UCLA didn’t have much to say about perfusion studies but likes F-DOPA PET ( I realize a PET is not an MRI), MD Anderson seems to like MR Spectroscopy. Then there is field strength. Swedish uses a 1.5 Tesla field strength and MD Anderson is 3 Tesla. I forgot to ask UCLA what they were using. Any research you know of that suggests one approach is best? Or is it more likely that each has much to offer and it’s a matter of preference with each institution.
By the way, we had our appointment at UCLA. We were supposed to meet with Dr. Cloughesy but he was busy so we met with Dr. Lai. We were very impressed. We will be switching to UCLA from MD Anderson. We are impressed with MD Anderson as well, they are just not open to other approaches, including Optune. UCLA is neutral on the cocktail approach, but encouraged us to continue with what we are doing because Jeremy is responding so well.