Prognostic value of 18F-fludeoxyglucose uptake in 287 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Rasmussen2015PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of 18F-fludeoxyglucose uptake in 287 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Jacob H. Rasmussen and Ivan Richter Vogelius and Barbara Malene Bjerregaard Fischer and Jeppe T Friborg and Marianne Aznar and Gitte Persson and Katrin E H{\aa}kansson and Claus Andrup Kristensen and S\oren M\oller Bentzen and Lena Specht},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2015},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={1274-81}
}
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of 18F-Fludeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake could be due to its association with already known clinical risk factors. METHODS Correlation between FDG uptake metrics and other known risk factors from 287 patients were analyzed. Time to any failure was analyzed using Cox proportional hazards model stratified by tumor subsite. The resulting multivariate prognostic model was used to generate a table of 2-year freedom from failure estimates with confidence intervals (CIs… CONTINUE READING