The Value of PET Imaging in Patients with Localized Gastroesophageal Cancer.

@article{Ott2008TheVO,
  title={The Value of PET Imaging in Patients with Localized Gastroesophageal Cancer.},
  author={Katja Ott and Ken Herrmann and B. Krause and Florian Lordick},
  journal={Gastrointestinal cancer research : GCR},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={287-94}
}
Preoperative induction therapy in stages II and III adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) and gastric cancer is now an accepted treatment choice in the Western world. Patients who respond to induction therapy have significantly improved survival compared to nonresponding patients. Until recently, however, no prospectively tested markers for predicting response and/or prognosis in this settingwere available. The MUNICON I study recently showed the utility of fluorodeoxyglucose… CONTINUE READING

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