Table 3.

Responses to first-line treatment in two groups according to meanSUVmax at each stage

ResponseLimited disease
Extensive disease
Low SUVHigh SUVP*Low SUVHigh SUVP*
CR+PR20 (77%)15 (100%)0.078 (67%)14 (63%)0.73
SD+PD6 (23%)0 (0%)4 (33%)9 (39%)
  • NOTE: In each stage, patients were divided into groups with low SUV (meanSUVmax <8.7) and the group with high SUV (meanSUVmax ≥8.7), according to the median value of the meanSUVmax.

    Abbreviations: CR, complete response; PR, partial response; SD, stable disease; PD, progressive disease.

  • * Frequency, as tested by the Fisher's exact test.