Study: PET scans enable doctors to improve cancer-treatment plans

11/20/2008 | DOTMed.com

Physicians involved in the National Oncologic PET Registry program decided to change treatment plans in 43.1% of cancer patients undergoing therapy after gaining information from their PET scans, according to an analysis of NOPR data. The scans prompted doctors to switch their patients to other chemotherapy agents, change their mode of treatment or adjust therapy dosage or duration, the study found.

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