Published in Cancer Weekly, August 22nd, 2006
"Surgical staging and treatment of anal carcinoma has been replaced by noninvasive staging studies and combined modality therapy. In this study, we compare CT and physical examination to FDG-PET/CT in the staging of carcinoma of the anal canal, with special emphasis on determination of spread to inguinal lymph nodes. Between July 2003 and July 2005, 41 consecutive patients with biopsy-proved anal carcinoma underwent a complete staging evaluation including physical examination, CT, and...
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