Selected inflammatory breast cancer research published in 2013
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Groheux , D., et al. (2013). 18f-FDG-PET/CT in staging patients with locally advanced or inflammatory breast cancer: comparison to conventional staging. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 54(1), 5-11. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.112.106864.
The prognosis of patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) remains poor. We prospectively investigated the impact of (18)F-FDG PET/CT at initial staging in this clinical setting and compared PET/CT performance with that of conventional distant work-up.
CONCLUSION:(18)F-FDG PET/CT had the advantage of allowing chest, abdomen and bone to be examined in a single session. Almost all distant lesions detected by conventional imaging were depicted with PET/CT, which also showed additional lesions.