Researchers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia said the use of PET/CT imaging in evaluating patients with advanced lung cancer helped pave the way for significant survival gains. Data gathered from PET/CT scans allowed for tailored treatment that led to a 32% four-year survival rate, up from 10% to 20%. The finding indicates that PET/CT has potential for routine clinical use and that it could also be explored for other cancers, including head and neck cancers, melanoma and some bowel cancers, a researcher said.

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