3′-deoxy-3′-[ 18F]fluorothymidine positron emission tomography for response assessment in soft tissue sarcoma: A pilot study to correlate imaging findings with tissue thymidine kinase 1 and Ki-67 activity and histopathologic response
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Marked reductions in [(18)F]FLT tumor uptake in response to neoadjuvant treatment were observed in most patients with sarcoma. However, these reductions were not specific for histopathologic response to neoadjuvant therapy. Furthermore, posttreatment [(18)F]FLT tumor uptake was unrelated to tumor proliferation by Ki-67 and TK1 staining. These results question the value of [(18)F]FLT PET imaging for treatment response assessments in patients with soft tissue sarcoma.