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The maximum standardized uptake value of 18 F-FDG PET scan to determine prognosis of hormone-receptor positive metastatic breast cancer

Jian Zhang1, Zhen Jia1, Joseph Ragaz2, Ying-Jian Zhang3, Min Zhou3, Yong-Ping Zhang3, Gang Li4, Bi-Yun Wang1, Zhong-Hua Wang1 and Xi-Chun Hu1*

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1 Department of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center; Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

2 Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center; Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

4 Department of Medical Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center Minhang Branch, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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BMC Cancer 2013, 13:42  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-42

Published: 31 January 2013

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Additional file 1: Figure 1:

Summary of molecular subtype differences between the primary and relapsed or metastatic lesion in 28 patients with core biopsies after recurrence.

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Additional file 2: Figure 2:

The receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve for SUVmax in the differential diagnosis of luminal A subtype from luminal B subtype in patients with core biopsies after recurrence (luminal A, 13; luminal B, 12). The curve describes the association between sensitivity and specificity at different thresholds. The area under the curve (AUC) was 0.551.

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