PET-based prognostic survival model after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer.


Radiotherapy Department, Cancer Institute Eugène Marquis, 35000, Rennes, France. [Email]


The aims of this multicentre retrospective study of locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) treated with definitive radiotherapy were to (1) identify positron emission tomography (PET)-18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) parameters correlated with overall survival (OS) in a training cohort, (2) compute a prognostic model, and (3) externally validate this model in an independent cohort.


Head and neck cancer,Nomogram,PET,Prognostic score,Radiotherapy,