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SUVmax provides valuable indicator of progression-free survival in stage I NSCLC patients
Date:2/8/2013

gender, tumor size/T-stage or smoking history influenced outcomes.

"If SUVmax is assessed prior to radiation therapy, specific strategies could be developed to tailor treatments for patients, which would, in turn, provide them with the best chance at a longer and disease-free survival," said Zachary Horne, a 2013 MD candidate at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., the lead study author and a researcher in the radiation oncology department at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. "Accurate anatomical and functional imaging and assessment, such as SUVmax, can help us achieve improved outcomes for patients."


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