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Cancer J. 2002 May-Jun;8(3):222-33.

The Ki-67 index and survival in non-small cell lung cancer: a review and relevance to positron emission tomography.

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Department of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle 98195, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We reviewed the current literature to discover the range of studies covering tissue-based and noninvasive methods for determining tumor stage and the prognostic value of staging in non-small cell lung cancer.

DESIGN:

Despite refinements in staging of non-small cell lung cancer, each stage remains heterogeneous because each stage contains patients who are at higher risk for recurrence than other patients within the same stage. Tissue-based and noninvasive methods have been investigated to complement tumor stage in assessing non-small cell lung cancer prognosis. The prognostic significance of tumor proliferation assessed by Ki-67 protein expression has been demonstrated in non-small cell lung cancer.

RESULT:

Recent positron emission tomography studies have also shown both prognostic value in non-small cell lung cancer uptake of [F-18] fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and correlation between non-small cell lung cancer FDG uptake and tumor proliferation.

DISCUSSION:

We reviewed the prognostic significance of Ki-67 expression in non-small cell lung cancer and related it to positron emission tomography.

PMID:
12074319
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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