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Title: Can an FDG-PET/CT predict tumor clearance of the mesorectal fascia after preoperative chemoradiation of locally advanced rectal cancer?
Authors: Vliegen, Roy F. A ×
Beets-Tan, Regina G
Vanhauten, Bart
Driessen, Ann
Oellers, Michel
Kessels, Alfons G
Arens, Ann
Beets, Geerard L
Buijsen, Jeroen
van Baardwijk, Angela
De Ruysscher, Dirk
Lammering, Guido #
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Urban & Vogel
Series Title: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie vol:184 issue:9 pages:457-464
Abstract: Background and Purpose: More effective preoperative treatment in Locally advanced rectal cancer gives rise to a more individualized, conservative surgical treatment strategy. This, however, requires accurate information on tumor response after chemoradiation (CRT). So far, MRI and CT have failed to provide such information. Therefore, the value of a combined FDG-PET/CT in predicting tumor clearance of the mesorectal fascia (MRF) was determined.
ISSN: 0179-7158
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Oncology - miscellaneous
Laboratory of Experimental Radiotherapy
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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