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2014 | 9 | 2 | 306-312

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FDG-PET-CT in the early response evaluation for primary systemic therapy of breast cancer


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Primary systemic therapy (PST) is a standard treatment for patients with locally advanced breast cancer. We report one of our patients to demonstrate the optimal use of FDG-PET-CT in the routine clinical workup during PST, especially when clinicians face contradictory clinical and pathological findings, and to show the advantages of this imaging modality in the decision-making process about the initial treatment choice. By reviewing the literature we would also like to confirm that FDG-PET-CT is highly sensitive in the measurement of the early therapeutic response and the prediction of the complete pathological remission, as early as after the first cycle of chemotherapy is administered.










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  • 1st Department of Internal Medicine, Oncology Division Semmelweis University, Hungary, Budapest, 1083, Tömő u. 25-29
  • 1st Department of Internal Medicine, Oncology Division Semmelweis University, Hungary, Budapest, 1083, Tömő u. 25-29
  • 2nd Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Hungary, Budapest, 1091, Üllői út 93
  • 2nd Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Hungary, Budapest, 1091, Üllői út 93
  • 2nd Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Hungary, Budapest, 1091, Üllői út 93
  • 1st Department of Internal Medicine, Oncology Division Semmelweis University, Hungary, Budapest, 1083, Tömő u. 25-29
  • 1st Department of Surgery, Semmelweis University, Hungary, Budapest, 1082, Üllői út 78
  • Pozitron Diagnostics Ltd. Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, 1117, Hunyadi J. út 9
  • 1st Department of Internal Medicine, Oncology Division Semmelweis University, Hungary, Budapest, 1083, Tömő u. 25-29


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