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Results of the baseline positron emission tomography can customize therapy of localized esophageal adenocarcinoma patients who achieve a clinical complete response after chemoradiation
This single-center study analyzed outcomes for 323 pts with esophageal adenocarcinoma who achieved a clinical CR after chemoradiotherapy to determine the prognostic value of pretreatment PET. Patients with an SUV >6 faired better with induction therapy and resection compared to definitive chemoradiotherapy. Those with an SUV <6 did equally well with either treatment regimen. PET SUV may facilitate determining whether bimodality or trimodality is optimal for patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma.