The significance of pretreatment SUV (max) in the algorithm of “chemoradioselection” strategy for hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: A single-center experience

Hideyuki Kiyohara, Fumihide Rikimaru, Mioko Matsuo, Takeichiro Asou, Yuichiro Higaki, Muneyuki Masuda

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Abstract

FDG-PET was reported to be useful for predicting prognosis in head and neck cancer. We examined whether pretreatment SUV (max) in the primary lesion of FDG-PET could be a prognostic value for the survival and laryngeal preservation in the “chemoradioselection” strategy for 39 patients with hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in the National Kyushu Cancer Center. As a result, pretreatment SUV (max) in hypopharyngeal carcinoma was a prognostic factor not for the 3-year survival rate, but for the 3-year laryngeal preservation rate, and for the response of primary lesion to 40Gy radiation in the algorithm of chemoradioselection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Head and Neck Cancer
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 12 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology

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