Preoperative evaluation of prognosis in breast cancer patients by [18F]2-Deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose-positron emission tomography

  title={Preoperative evaluation of prognosis in breast cancer patients by [18F]2-Deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose-positron emission tomography},
  author={Tomoo Inoue and Kenji Yutani and Tetsuya Taguchi and Yasuhiro Tamaki and Eiichi Shiba and Shinzaburo Noguchi},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
[18F]2-Deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) was applied to breast cancer patients for the purpose of preoperative evaluation of patient prognosis with more accuracy than conventional TNM staging. FDG-PET was performed preoperatively in 81 patients with breast cancer, and the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) of tumors as well as the focal accumulation of FDG in the axillary region (PET-N status) were investigated in their association with patient prognosis… CONTINUE READING
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