TABLE 2

Univariate Analysis of Correlation Between Clinical, Pathologic, and PET Data and Response to Therapy

ParameterCorrelation with response
Correlation measureP
Ageτb = 0.200.17
Tumor sizeτb = −0.060.67
Clinically positive nodesχ2 = 0.040.84
Menopausal statusχ2 = 0.060.80
Tumor gradeχ2 = 0.580.44
Chemotherapy regimenχ2 = 0.320.57
ER expressionχ2 = 0.250.62
c-erbB-2 expressionχ2 = 0.060.80
p53 overexpressionχ2 = 0.150.70
Ki-67 proliferative indexχ2 = 0.340.56
Blood flow (PET)τb = −0.230.10
MRFDG (PET)τb = −0.500.001
MRFDG/flow (PET)τb = −0.370.01