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Positron emission tomography superior to standard evaluation tools in measuring treatment response
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This form of monitoring response to treatment also will be important in evaluating patients whose cancers have spread throughout the body, Eilber said.

Evaluating biologic responses to therapy is the future of cancer imaging, he said.

Eilber and his team already are working to confirm their results in a larger study and are testing new metabolic tracers to assess treatment response.

The study represented a true multidisciplinary effort, Eilber said. Experts from surgery, medical oncology, radiology, pathology, orthopedics, nuclear medicine and biostatistics comprised the research team.


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