Impact of PET/CT for Restaging Patients With Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation.

Affiliation

Department of Surgical Oncology, Intermountain Health, Salt Lake City, Utah. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

A major challenge in identifying candidates for nonoperative management of locally advanced rectal cancer is predicting pathologic complete response (pCR) following chemoradiation. We evaluated pre- and post-CRT PET-CT imaging to predict pCR and prognosis in this set of patients undergoing resection after neoadjuvant therapy.

Keywords

Complete pathologic response,Neoadjuvant chemoradiation,PET/CT,Rectal Cancer,

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