Advances & More News / From the USA: NSCLC Survival Improved With FDG PET/CT Imaging Before Radiation Therapy

Almost half of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are not being imaged in accordance with national guidelines prior to subsequent radiation therapy, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Emily Sterbis, M.D., from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and colleagues conducted a retrospective study using the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program Medicare-linked data for patients with NSCLC. Overall and cancer-specific survival were estimated for patients diagnosed between 2006 and 2015 who underwent fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) or CT-based imaging before radiation therapy. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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