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Clinical implication and prognostic significance of standardised uptake value of primary non-small cell lung cancer on positron emission tomography: analysis of 176 cases.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
1873-734X
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
4
Pages
892–897
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2008.07.023
PMID: 18722132
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

SUV(max) correlates with tumour characteristics, surgical stage and prognosis following resection. SUV(max) may be a useful preoperative tool, in addition to other known prognostic markers, in allocating patients with potentially poor prognosis preoperatively to neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to resection in order to improve their overall survival. Prospective and randomised trials are warranted.

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