Pretreatment Metabolic Tumor Volume of Primary Tumor and Total Lesion Glycolysis of Lymph Nodes are Predictive in Nasopharyngeal Cancer


Erciyes Medical Journal, vol.42, no.4, pp.386-394, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2020.14564
  • Title of Journal : Erciyes Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.386-394
  • Keywords: Metabolic tumor volume, total lesion glycolysis, PET-derived parameters, nasopharyngeal cancer, EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY/COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY, PROGNOSTIC VALUE, F-18-FDG PET, THERAPY


Objective: Conventional prognostic factors are not yet sufficient to predict treatment outcomes factors in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Parameters from PET/CT are still being investigated as a prognostic factor in nasopharyngeal cancer.