Japanese Gastric Cancer Association Task Force for Research Promotion: clinical utility of 18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in gastric cancer. A systematic review of the literature

@article{Shimada2011JapaneseGC,
  title={Japanese Gastric Cancer Association Task Force for Research Promotion: clinical utility of 18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in gastric cancer. A systematic review of the literature},
  author={Hideaki Shimada and Shinichi Okazumi and Masamichi Koyama and Koji Murakami},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={13-21}
}
Since April 2010, the Japanese Public Health Insurance System has covered the costs incurred for performing 18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) imaging for patients with advanced gastric cancer. The aim of this review was to evaluate the clinical impact of PET for patients with gastric cancer. A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE using the keywords “gastric cancer” and “PET” to search for relevant articles published from January 2000 to… CONTINUE READING

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