Prognostic value of metabolic tumor volume and velocity in predicting head-and-neck cancer outcomes.

@article{Chu2012PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of metabolic tumor volume and velocity in predicting head-and-neck cancer outcomes.},
  author={Karen Pat-Ming Chu and James Don Murphy and Trang H La and Trevor E Krakow and Andrei Iagaru and Edward E Graves and Annie Hsu and Peter G. Maxim and Billy W. Loo and Daniel Tandel Chang and Quynh-Thu Le},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 5},
  pages={1521-7}
}
PURPOSE We previously showed that metabolic tumor volume (MTV) on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) predicts for disease recurrence and death in head-and-neck cancer (HNC). We hypothesized that increases in MTV over time would correlate with tumor growth and biology, and would predict outcome. We sought to examine tumor growth over time in serial pretreatment PET-CT scans. METHODS AND MATERIALS From 2006 to 2009, 51 patients had two PET-CT scans before receiving HNC… CONTINUE READING
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