Breast Cancer

  • Simona Ben-Haim
  • Vineet Prakash


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the Western world and in most Western countries and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women with an age-adjusted incidence of 117.7 women per year in 2004.1 The National Cancer Institute estimates 178,480 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,640 women will die of breast cancer in 2007 in the United States, most of them of progressive metastatic disease.


Breast Cancer Positron Emission Tomography Standard Uptake Value National Comprehensive Cancer Network National Comprehensive Cancer Network 
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The authors are thankful to Prof. Peter J. Ell for critically reviewing this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear MedicineUniversity College London Hospital NHS TrustLondonUK

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