Whole body 18FDG-PET and the response of esophageal cancer to induction therapy: Results of a prospective trial Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed

abstract

  • Compared with conventional imaging, PET detects additional sites of metastatic disease at initial evaluation. After induction therapy, PET did not add to the estimation of loco-regional resectability and did not detect new distant metastases. However, changes in [18F]FDG PET may predict disease-free and overall survival after induction therapy and resection in patients with esophageal cancer. Further evaluation in larger trials is warranted.

publication date

  • February 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2003.04.013

PubMed ID

  • 12560430

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 428

end page

  • 32

volume

  • 21

number

  • 3