The lack of evidence for PET or PET/CT surveillance of patients with treated lymphoma, colorectal cancer, and head and neck cancer

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Title
The lack of evidence for PET or PET/CT surveillance of patients with treated lymphoma, colorectal cancer, and head and neck cancer
Description
Systematic review of diagnostic accuracy and clinical impact of PET and PET-CT used for surveillance in several cancer types
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Methodology description
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DOI
10.7301/Z08G8HMP
Notes
Journal of Nuclear Medicine, published on June 17, 2013 as doi:10.2967/jnumed.112.119362
Funding Source
National Cancer Institute Grand Opportunity Grant, RC2CA148259

Key Questions

1. What is the diagnostic accuracy of surveillance PET for lymphoma, colorectal cancer, and head and neck cancer?
2. What is the clinical impact of surveillance PET for lymphoma, colorectal cancer, and head and neck cancer (i.e., impact of scans on use of other diagnostic tests, impact on therapeutic decisions, and effect on patient outcomes)?

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