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UCLA study finds early PET response predicts increased survival in sarcoma patients

  • Posted: April 5, 2012

An early Positron Emission Tomography (PET) response after the initial cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy can be used to predict increased survival in patients with soft tissue sarcomas, according to a study by researchers with UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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