Lung Cancer

  • Ronald C. Walker
  • Laurie B. Jones-Jackson
  • Aaron C. Jessop
  • Dominique Delbeke


In 2004, an estimated 173,700 Americans were diagnosed with lung cancer; of these, about 164,440 (95%) will die of their disease. Despite decades of research, the prognosis for lung cancer remains dismal, with a 5-year survival rate of 14%. Nonetheless, benefits have been realized for most patients, mainly through improved quality of life and some prolonged survival. Importantly, lung cancer can be curable if detected in its early stages.


Positron Emission Tomography Standardize Uptake Value Pulmonary Nodule Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Solitary Pulmonary Nodule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald C. Walker
    • 1
  • Laurie B. Jones-Jackson
    • 1
  • Aaron C. Jessop
    • 1
  • Dominique Delbeke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Radiological SciencesVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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