TITLE

PET plus CT was better than conventional methods for correctly upstaging early NSCLC

AUTHOR(S)
Irion, Klaus L.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;12/15/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about a clinical trial which focuses on the effectiveness of positron emission tomography plus computed tomography (PET-CT) for correctly upstaging early non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 337 patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed clinical stage I to IIIA NSCLC were selected from 8 hospitals and 5 PET-CT centers in Ontario, Canada. The results show that PET-CT was better than conventional methods for correctly upstaging the disease.
ACCESSION #
47420853

 

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