Maximum standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography of esophageal cancer predicts stage, tumor biology, and survival.

@article{Cerfolio2006MaximumSU,
  title={Maximum standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography of esophageal cancer predicts stage, tumor biology, and survival.},
  author={Robert James Cerfolio and Ayesha S. Bryant},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={391-4; discussion 394-5}
}
BACKGROUND The stage of esophageal cancer is currently determined by the anatomic TNM classification system as opposed to information about tumor biology. METHODS A retrospective review was made of a prospective electronic database. Patients had esophageal cancer, dedicated positron emission tomography (PET) using F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) and maximum standardized uptake value (maxSUV) measured. Biopsies were obtained from suspicious nodal and systemic locations, and when indicated… CONTINUE READING

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