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Preoperative evaluation of prognosis in breast cancer patients by [(18)F]2-Deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose-positron emission tomography.

Authors
  • Inoue, Tomoo
  • Yutani, Kenji
  • Taguchi, Tetsuya
  • Tamaki, Yasuhiro
  • Shiba, Eiichi
  • Noguchi, Shinzaburo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology
Publication Date
May 01, 2004
Volume
130
Issue
5
Pages
273–278
Identifiers
PMID: 14986112
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These results suggest that FDG-PET is useful in the preoperative evaluation of prognosis in breast cancer patients with more accuracy than conventional TNM staging. It is expected that the indication of neoadjuvant chemotherapy can be decided more precisely by the preoperative evaluation of patient prognosis with FDG-PET due to a possible elimination of overtreatment for those who have good prognosis and, thus, need not to be treated with chemotherapy.

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