FDG-PET/CT combined with CTC might better ID new cancer cells

08/26/2010 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Circulating tumor cell counts corresponded with results of FDG-PET/CT tests in determining nonprogressive or progressive disease in 78% of patients with bone metastases from breast cancer, a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine showed. "The combination of FDG-PET/CT and CTC might be a useful tool to monitor response to therapy in patients without measurable extraosseous disease, especially in patients with elevated CTC at baseline," the researchers said.

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