Erin K. Schubert

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UNLABELLED Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) is commonly treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by definitive surgery. The factors influencing the response of LABC to presurgical chemotherapy are incompletely understood. To characterize in vivo tumor biology in patients with LABC, we performed serial measurements of blood flow and glucose(More)
UNLABELLED Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) is commonly treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by definitive surgery. The factors influencing the response of LABC to presurgical chemotherapy are incompletely understood. To characterize in vivo tumor biology in patients with LABC, we measured pretherapy blood flow and glucose metabolism in LABC,(More)
UNLABELLED The PET compound (18)F-fluoroestradiol ((18)F-FES) has been developed and tested as an agent for the imaging of estrogen receptor (ER) expression in vivo. (18)F-FES uptake has been shown to correlate with ER expression assayed in vitro by radioligand binding; however, immunohistochemistry (IHC) rather than radioligand binding is used most often(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to measure how (18)F-FDG PET standardized uptake values (SUVs) change over time in breast cancer and to examine the feasibility of a method to adjust for modest variations in the time of uptake measurement experienced in clinical practice. METHODS (18)F-FDG PET was performed as 60-min dynamic imaging with an(More)
PURPOSE Patients with locally advanced breast carcinoma (LABC) receive preoperative chemotherapy to provide early systemic treatment and assess in vivo tumor response. Serial positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown to predict pathologic response in this setting. We evaluated serial quantitative PET tumor blood flow (BF) and metabolism as in vivo(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between changes in vascularity and metabolic activity measured by dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and dynamic (18)F-FDG-positron emission tomography (PET) in breast tumors undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS PET and MRI examinations were performed in 14 patients(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to evaluate the hypothesis that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) are complementary and valuable in monitoring response and assessing residual disease of locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. We sought to determine if the(More)
PURPOSE Dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can identify patterns of breast cancer metabolism and perfusion in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC) that are predictive of response. This analysis examines tumor metabolism and perfusion by tumor subtype. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Tumor subtype was defined by immunohistochemistry in 71(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES We sought to (1) describe associations between measures of tumor perfusion by dynamic contrast-enhanced breast magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI), blood flow by (15)O-water positron emission tomography (PET) and metabolism by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F)-FDG PET and (2) improve our understanding of tumor enhancement on MRI(More)
INTRODUCTION (18)F-Fluoroestradiol (FES) PET imaging provides a non-invasive method to measure estrogen receptor (ER) expression in tumors. Assessment of factors that could affect the quantitative level of FES uptake is important as part of the validation of FES PET for evaluating regional ER expression in breast cancer. METHODS This study examines FES(More)