Selected inflammatory breast cancer research published in 2015
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Champion, L., et al. (2015). 18F-FDG PET/CT to predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and prognosis in inflammatory breast cancer. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 56(9), 1315-21. doi:10.2967/jnumed.115.158287.
The aim of this prospective study was to assess the predictive value of 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging for pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) and outcome in Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) patients.
Our results emphasize the good predictive value of SUVmax between baseline and before surgery to assess pathologic response and survival in IBC patients undergoing NACT.