Has integrated 18F FDG PET/CT improved staging, reduced early recurrence or increased survival in oesophageal cancer?

@article{Torrance2015HasI1,
  title={Has integrated 18F FDG PET/CT improved staging, reduced early recurrence or increased survival in oesophageal cancer?},
  author={Andrew D W Torrance and L Max Almond and John S Fry and Martin Stuart Wadley and Iain D Lyburn},
  journal={The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={19-33}
}
BACKGROUND Survival in oesophageal cancer remains poor with high post-operative recurrence rates. PET/CT was introduced to the Three-Counties Cancer Network (3CCN) in 2006 to detect 'occult' metastatic disease not seen with conventional staging modalities. This study aims to determine whether the introduction of Integrated fluorodeoxyglucose (18F) Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT) has changed the management, improved survival or reduced the rate of early post-operative recurrence in… CONTINUE READING
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