Comprehensive screening fails to increase occult cancer detection after unprovoked VTE

The addition of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT scans to limited screening did not appear to significantly increase the rate of occult cancer detection in patients who experienced an unprovoked venous thromboembolism, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial.

However, the risk for subsequent cancer diagnoses appeared lower in patients with a negative initial screening that included 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT scans compared with patients who had negative results only from limited screening. Read more.

Tags: Cancer PET Research

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