Better late than early: FDG-PET imaging in metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Sunitinib treatment benefits patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), but response duration can vary widely and resistance is not predicted by standard measures. [¹⁸F]fluoro-2-deoxy-2-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) uptake is variable in mRCC, but changes in FDG-PET uptake may be useful in monitoring disease progression. Further work is needed to personalize treatment for patients with mRCC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harrison, MR; George, DJ

Published Date

  • September 15, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 18

Start / End Page

  • 5841 - 5843

PubMed ID

  • 21926167

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-3265

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-11-1768


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States