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News & Updates


Assessment of Imaging Modalities and Response Metrics in Ewing Sarcoma: Correlation With Survival [Sarcomas]


Despite the rapidly increasing use of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) –positron emission tomography (PET), the comparison of anatomic and functional imaging in the assessment of clinical outcomes has been lacking. In addition, there has not been a rigorous evaluation of how common radiologic criteria or the location of the radiology reader (local v central) compare in the ability to predict benefit. In this study, we aimed to compare the effectiveness of various radiologic response assessments for the prediction of overall survival (OS) within the same data set of patients with sarcoma.


We analyzed assessments made during a clinical trial of a novel IGF1R antibody in Ewing sarcoma: PET Response Criteria in Solid Tumors (PERCIST) for functional imaging and WHO criteria (performed locally and centrally), RECIST, and volumetric analysis for anatomic imaging. We compared the effectiveness of the various criteria for the prediction of progression and survival.


For volume analysis, progression—defined as cumulative lesion volume increase of 100% at 6 weeks—was the optimal cutoff for decreased OS (P < .001). Assessment of the day-9 FDG-PET scan was associated with reduced OS in progressors compared with nonprogressors (P = .001) and with improved OS in responders compared with nonresponders. Significant variations in response (18% to 44%) and progression (9% to 50%) were observed between the different criteria. The comparison of central and local interpretation of anatomic imaging produced similar outcomes. PET was superior to anatomic imaging in identification of a response. Volume analysis identified the most responders among the anatomic imaging criteria.


An early signal with FDG-PET on day 9 and volume analysis were the best predictors of benefit. Validation of the volumetric analysis is required.

October 12, 2016

NCI News

NCI collaborates with Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced a collaboration with the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) to incorporate MMRF's wealth of genomic and clinical data on the disease into the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a publicly available database.

September 28, 2016
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

A fact sheet that describes breast reconstruction after mastectomy, including surgical options, follow-up care, and breast cancer screening after reconstruction.

October 17, 2016
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ACE News

Cancer Moonshot Task Force and Vice President Detail Necessary Next Steps to Accelerate Cancer Research and Prevention

Advocacy affiliate calls on Congress and state lawmakers to provide necessary funding and take swift action to act to begin implementing recommendations

October 17, 2016
Cancer Survivors: A Growing Population

New report by the American Cancer Society projects 20 million cancer survivors in the U.S. by 2026

June 2, 2016
Public Health Landmark Achieved as 80% by 2018 Colorectal Cancer Screening Campaign Reaches 1,000th Pledge

Nationwide Effort Could Prevent 277,000 Colorectal Cancer Cases and 203,000 Deaths by 2030

July 11, 2016
Cancer Survivors: A Growing Population

New report by the American Cancer Society projects 20 million cancer survivors in the U.S. by 2026

June 2, 2016