Whole body metabolic tumor volume is a prognostic marker in patients with newly diagnosed stage 3B non-small cell lung cancer, confirmed with external validation

@inproceedings{Dashevsky2017WholeBM,
  title={Whole body metabolic tumor volume is a prognostic marker in patients with newly diagnosed stage 3B non-small cell lung cancer, confirmed with external validation},
  author={Brittany Z Dashevsky and Chenpeng Zhang and Li Yan and Cindy Yuan and Lingyun Xiong and Yongmei Liu and Haiyan Liu and Feng-ming Kong and Yonglin Pu},
  booktitle={European Journal of Hybrid Imaging},
  year={2017}
}
PurposeTNM Stage 3B encompasses a wide range of primary tumor and nodal metastatic tumor burden. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of quantitative FDG PET/CT parameters in patients with newly diagnosed Stage 3B Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).Materials and MethodsInstitutional review board approved retrospective study identified patients diagnosed with Stage 3B NSCLC (8th edition TNM classification) on baseline FDG PET/CT at two medical centers (Medical centers A and B… CONTINUE READING

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