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Refining prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma through incorporation of metabolic imaging biomarkers.

Authors
  • Takeuchi, Satoshi1, 2
  • Rohren, Eric M2, 3
  • Abdel-Wahab, Reham4, 5
  • Xiao, Lianchun6
  • Morris, Jeffrey S6
  • Macapinlac, Homer A2
  • Hassan, Manal M3
  • Kaseb, Ahmed O7, 8
  • 1 Department of Medical Oncology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, North 15 West 7 Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan.
  • 2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1483, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.
  • 3 Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.
  • 4 Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 426, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.
  • 5 Clinical Oncology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Al Hamraa Ath Thaneyah, Qesm Than Asyut, Assiut, Egypt.
  • 6 Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1411, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.
  • 7 Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 426, Houston, TX, 77030, USA. [email protected]
  • 8 Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1483, Houston, TX, 77030, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
June 2017
Volume
44
Issue
6
Pages
969–978
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00259-016-3583-2
PMID: 27942837
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Pretreatment FDG PET/CT in patients with HCC can add to the prognostic value of standard clinical measures. Incorporation of imaging biomarkers derived from FDG PET/CT into HCC staging systems should be considered.

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