PET staging improves survival of patients with lung cancer

06/27/2013 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Pretreatment PET staging of limited-stage small-cell lung cancer can improve patient survival, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. PET-staged patients demonstrated three-year overall survival of 47%, while those who were not staged with PET had 19% survival, the study said. Median survival after diagnosis among PET-staged patients was 32 months, while it was 17 months for patients not staged with PET.

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