September 28, 2016

[PET] Scan can tell if chemotherapy is effective after one round of treatment

Head and neck cancers are notoriously difficult to treat, but researchers say a new scanning technique could help determine whether chemotherapy is effective after just one round of treatment. Combined PET and CT scans accurately measure a tumor’s energy use and ability to convert glucose to energy, offering doctors a faster method of measuring treatment response for head and neck cancers, researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research report in a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. {read more here}