Navigation Links
PET/CT shows clear advantages over conventional staging for breast cancer patients
Date:1/2/2013

Reston, Va. (January 2, 2013) New research published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that 18F-fludeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging offers significant prognostic stratification information at initial staging for patients with locally advanced breast cancer. When compared to conventional imaging, 18F-FDG PET/CT more accurately showed lesions in the chest, abdomen and bones in a single session, changing management for more than 50 percent of the patients in the study.

Guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommend a physical examination, bilateral mammogram, sonography or breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to examine the breast, as well as chest diagnostic CT, abdominal or pelvic diagnostic CT or MR imaging and bone scanning for evaluation of distant involvement. The NCCN guidelines consider 18F-FDG PET/CT to be "most helpful in situations where standard staging studies are equivocal or suspicious."

"The prognosis of patients with locally advanced breast cancer remains poor. In this study we aimed to investigate whether the use of 18F-FDG PET/CT at initial staging could have an impact on the prognostic stratification and management of patients with locally advanced breast cancer," said David Groheux, MD, PhD, lead author of the study "18F-FDG PET/CT in Staging Patients with Locally Advanced or Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Comparison to Conventional Staging."

One hundred and seventeen patients with locally advanced breast cancer were prospectively included in the study over a course of five years. Patients underwent conventional imaging methods, including bone scanning, chest radiography, or dedicated CT and abdominopelvic examination by sonography or contrast-enhanced CT and were staged accordingly. They then received an 18F-FDG PET/CT scan, which was reviewed by nuclear medicine specialists with no knowledge of
'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Martonik
smartonik@snmmi.org
703-652-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study examines necessity of additional imaging in PET/CT oncologic reports
2. Benefit of PET and PET/CT in ovarian cancer is not proven
3. Pretreatment PET/CT imaging of lymph nodes predicts recurrence in breast cancer patients
4. Benefit of PET or PET/CT in recurrent bowel cancer is not proven
5. Wellesley study shows income inequality a key factor in high US teen births
6. Invasive heart test being dramatically overused, Stanford study shows
7. Novel compound demonstrates anti-leukemic effect in zebrafish, shows promise for human treatment
8. Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows
9. Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise
10. BMC study shows diverting passengers to elevators could help reduce falls at Logan Airport
11. Study Shows New Option for Kids With Tough-to-Treat Leukemia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... the University of Illinois at Chicago are taking part ... 2,000 autism patients and their families over the next ... Collection, is the first coordinated effort to create a ... child. , "This collection of DNA will allow researchers ...
... since last year mean seniors should shop wisely, experts ... the enrollment period for Medicare,s Part D prescription drug ... are advising seniors to choose a plan carefully because ... plan. , "As we enter the fourth year of ...
... published by The Feinstein Institute for Medical ... and disease pathogenesis at the molecular level ... use that knowledge in the design of ... prognosis, and prevention. Featured in the ...
... software free of charge to customers purchasing its market leading ... ... Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) November 14, 2008 -- Privacy ... Email Integrity Program for customers purchasing Privacy Networks, market leading ...
... diagnostic measures, British researchers report , , THURSDAY, Nov. 13 ... standard test for measuring the activity of the heart ... problems for people who are examined because of chest ... stable chest pain, suspected angina, the resting EKG was ...
... Nov. 13 The U.S. government,through the U.S. ... five planned shipments of U.S. emergency assistance to ... In coordination with the,UN Children,s Fund (UNICEF), approximately ... 5,400 water containers, 500,rolls of plastic sheeting, and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UIC joins international research effort to study autism 2Health News:Enrollment for Medicare Drug Plans Begins Again 2Health News:Enrollment for Medicare Drug Plans Begins Again 3Health News:Researchers Tackle CLL, Diabetes and Trauma-Hemorrhage, 2Health News:Message Archiving Leader Privacy Networks Announces Free Anti-Spam Software to Businesses and Organizations 2Health News:Message Archiving Leader Privacy Networks Announces Free Anti-Spam Software to Businesses and Organizations 3Health News:EKG Not Strong Predictor of Heart Risk 2Health News:EKG Not Strong Predictor of Heart Risk 3Health News:First U.S. Flight with Humanitarian Goods Arrives in Democratic Republic of Congo 2
(Date:12/22/2014)... HOUSTON , Dec. 22, 2014 Cyberonics, Inc. ... devices for the treatment and management of epilepsy, today announced ... Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, in ... , Cyberonics, President and Chief Executive Officer, will speak at ... presentation can be accessed by clicking on the Investor Relations ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing ... issued the following open letter to shareholders from ... Med. Sc. Dear RXi Shareholders, ... of inaccurate statements posted on certain social media ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... ALTO, Calif. , Dec, 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... a Phase 2a study of lonafarnib in patients ... study was conducted at the National Institutes of ... Maryland .  The double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose ... mg twice daily and 200 mg twice daily ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 5RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 6Eiger Bio Announces Positive Data in Patients Infected with Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) Treated with Lonafarnib - Results Presented at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Meeting 2Eiger Bio Announces Positive Data in Patients Infected with Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) Treated with Lonafarnib - Results Presented at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Meeting 3
REFRESH TEARS® lubricating eye drops does more than just smoothe and relieve dry, irritated eyes. REFRESH TEARS® creates a shield of protection against further irritation with its unique, lon...
... REFRESH ENDURA™ is the ... to benefit all 3 layers ... coating of moisture that lubricates ... your eyes). This helps seal ...
ALPHAGAN® (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution) 0.2% is indicated for lowering IOP in patients with open-angle galucoma or ocular hypertension....
... solution is a prescription eye drop ... to use after your cataract surgery. ... may cause them to become inflamed. ... inflammation include redness and swelling. If ...
Medicine Products: