Jennifer Jihyang Kwak

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Cancer immunotherapy is changing the imaging evaluation of cancer treatment response and treatment-related toxic effects. New emerging patterns of treatment response and treatment-related toxic effects after treatment with immunomodulating agents have been observed. Treatment response after immunomodulatory therapy can be associated with significantly(More)
PURPOSE Metabolic response to treatment measured by fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET has prognostic implications in many cancers. This study investigated the association between survival and early changes on (18)F-FDG PET/computed tomography (CT) for patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma receiving combined BRAF and MEK inhibition therapy. (More)
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS In this phase 1b study, patients with stage 4 or unresectable stage 3 melanoma were treated with escalating doses of lenvatinib (once daily) and temozolomide (TMZ) (days 1-5) in 28-day cycles, to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of the combination. Dose Level (DL)1: lenvatinib 20 mg, TMZ 100 mg/m2; DL2: lenvatinib 24 mg, TMZ(More)
Purpose To assess the performance of hardware- and software-gating technologies in terms of qualitative and quantitative characteristics of respiratory motion in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Materials and Methods Between 2010 and 2013, 219 fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose PET examinations were performed in 116 patients for assessment of(More)
BACKGROUND Intensive care unit (ICU) care could be improved by implementation of time-triggered evidence-based interventions including identification of a patient/family medical decision maker, the patient's advance directive status, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation preferences by Day 1; offer of social work and spiritual support by Day 3; and a family(More)
This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of 177Lu-labelled peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) in patients with inoperable or metastatic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Systematic searches of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were performed using the keywords of “neuroendocrine”, “177Lu” and “prognosis”. All published studies of neuroendocrine(More)
A positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) is the most important prognostic factor for predicting survival in cutaneous melanoma. This study aimed to evaluate how the addition of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and computed tomography (CT) to planar lymphoscintigraphy (PL) alters SLN identification, yield, and localization of metastatic nodes(More)
PURPOSE Respiratory gating is a strategy for overcoming image degradation caused by patient motion in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging. Traditional methods for sorting data, namely, phase-based gating or amplitude-based gating, come with an inherent trade-off between resolution improvements and added noise present in the subjugated data. If the(More)
AIMS The present study was aimed to investigate whether volumetric parameters measured by sequential F-18 fluoro-D-glucose (F-18 FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) could be used as prognostic factors in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer (LAEC) who received preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS A total of(More)