A new study using positron emission tomography (PET) determined PET is a more accurate way to diagnose recurrent melanoma than the present, standard procedures.
Published in the August issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the research conducted by David Fuster, MD, and his team at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN), Division of Nuclear Medicine, found that, by using PET as a routine clinical tool in diagnosing recurrent melanoma, significant changes in patient care can, and will, occur. In fact, in this study alone, results from PET scans led to changes in clinical management in 36% of patients studied.
Although melanoma accounts for only 4% of skin cancers, it is, by far, the most lethal of the three forms of skin cancer. But despite its deadliness, melanoma is also highly curable if it is detected and treated before the cancer has a chance to metastasize. PET results from this study show an improvement in detecting distant metastases over standard procedures, with an accuracy of 85% for PET compared to only 55% for current standard diagnostics.
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