Prognostic significance of SUVmax and serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 in pancreatic cancer.

@article{Zhao2014PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of SUVmax and serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 in pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Jian-guo Zhao and Ya Hu and Quan Liao and Zhe-Yu Niu and Yu-pei Zhao},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 19},
  pages={
          5875-80
        }
}
AIM To investigate the prognostic significance of pretreatment standardized maximum uptake value (SUVmax) and serum carbohydrate antigen (CA)19-9 in pancreatic cancer. METHODS From January 2007 to October 2011, 80 consecutive patients with pancreatic cancer who received positron emission/computed tomography before any treatment were enrolled in this study. The pretreatment SUVmax and CA19-9 level of the primary pancreatic tumor were obtained and compared with clinicopathological and… CONTINUE READING