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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the impact of the main clinicopathological and biological prognostic factors of breast cancer on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake. Only women with tumours larger than 20 mm (T2-T4) were included in order to minimize bias of partial volume effect. METHODS In this prospective study, 132 consecutive women(More)
BACKGROUND Pathologic complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant treatment (NAT) is associated with improved survival of patients with HER2+ breast cancer. We investigated the ability of interim positron emission tomography (PET) regarding early prediction of pathology outcomes. METHODS During 61 months, consecutive patients with locally advanced or large(More)
BACKGROUND This study prospectively evaluated the yield of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)FDG-PET-CT) in patients with clinical stages II and III breast cancer and the impact of PET-CT results on prognosis. METHODS In the course of 71 months, 254 consecutive patients with clinical stages II and III breast cancer(More)
UNLABELLED The prognosis of patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) remains poor. We prospectively investigated the impact of (18)F-FDG PET/CT at initial staging in this clinical setting and compared PET/CT performance with that of conventional distant work-up. METHODS During 60 mo, consecutive patients with LABC (clinical T4 or N2-N3 disease)(More)
Tissue engineering strategies based on implanting cellularized biomaterials are promising therapeutic approaches for the reconstruction of large tissue defects. A major hurdle for the reliable establishment of such therapeutic approaches is the lack of rapid blood perfusion of the tissue construct to provide oxygen and nutrients. Numerous sources of(More)
PURPOSE Our aims were to assess the feasibility of imaging hypoxia in cervical carcinoma with (18)F-fluoroerythronitroimidazole ((18)F-FETNIM) and to compare (18)F-FETNIM uptake with metabolic uptake of (18)F-FDG. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 16 patients with cervical carcinoma. After imaging with FDG, (18)F-FETNIM PET/CT was performed and(More)
PURPOSE Male breast cancer (BC) is a rare disease, with patterns different from those found in women. Most tumors are detected at more advanced stages than in women. The aim of this study was to analyze the performance of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) in staging, restaging, and therapy response(More)
PURPOSE Sunitinib is a new standard for the treatment of metastatic renal-cell carcinoma (RCC). We evaluated the accuracy of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in assessing early response to this antiangiogenic drug, which cannot be obtained with conventional CT. PROCEDURES Patients had an FDG-PET/CT at(More)