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FDG-PET/CT biomarkers may predict cervical cancer survival, study finds

Researchers examined pretreatment FDG-PET/CT scans of 68 individuals with locally advanced cervical cancer and para-aortic lymph node involvement and found that pelvic lymph node and para-aortic lymph node total lesion glycolysis, as well as para-aortic lymph node maximum standardized uptake values, had a significant correlation with overall survival. The biomarkers, described in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, may be used to direct patients with high-risk cervical cancer to more intense treatment, but more studies are needed, researchers wrote.

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