Tumor response to chemotherapy: the validity and reproducibility of RECIST guidelines in NSCLC patients.

@article{Watanabe2003TumorRT,
  title={Tumor response to chemotherapy: the validity and reproducibility of RECIST guidelines in NSCLC patients.},
  author={Hirokazu Watanabe and Seiichiro Yamamoto and Hideo Kunitoh and Ikuo Sekine and Noboru Yamamoto and Yuichiro Ohe and Tomohide Tamura and Tetsuro Kodama and Kazuro Sugimura and Nagahiro George Saijo},
  journal={Cancer science},
  year={2003},
  volume={94 11},
  pages={1015-20}
}
We investigated the validity and inter-criteria reproducibility between RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors) guidelines and WHO (World Health Organization) criteria, considering the decrease in patient numbers resulting from inclusion of the minimum lesion size criterion introduced in RECIST guidelines. RECIST guidelines are based on unidimensional measurement and exclusion of small lesions from measurement. The aims of the study were to examine: (1) the effect of the minimum… CONTINUE READING

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