F-FET-PET as a biomarker for therapy response in non-contrast enhancing glioma following chemotherapy.

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Summary of "F-FET-PET as a biomarker for therapy response in non-contrast enhancing glioma following chemotherapy."

Monitoring treatment response after chemotherapy of gadolinium-(Gd)-negative gliomas is challenging as conventional MRI often indicates no radiological changes. We hypothesize that F-FET-PET can be used as a biomarker for response assessment in Gd-negative gliomas undergoing chemotherapy.


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Name: Journal of neuro-oncology
ISSN: 1573-7373


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