Neither FDG-PET nor CT can distinguish between a pathological complete response and an incomplete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiation in locally advanced rectal cancer: A prospective study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Chemoradiotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Neoadjuvant Therapy
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Tomography, Spiral Computed

abstract

  • Neither PET nor CT scans have adequate predictive value to be clinically useful in distinguishing a pCR from an incomplete response and, therefore, should not be obtained for the purpose of attempting to predict a pCR after neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancer.

publication date

  • August 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318277b625

PubMed ID

  • 23187748

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 289

end page

  • 95

volume

  • 258

number

  • 2