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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is published monthly.



Overall survival and prognostic factors in lung cancer patients with brain metastases (p. 159-63)

Overall survival and prognostic factors in lung cancer patients with brain metastases (p. 159-63)

Fadime Demir1, Ahmet Yanarates2, Emine Budak2
1Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Tokat, Turkey
2University of Health Sciences, Izmir Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate overall survival in patients with lung cancer with brain metastasis. Our other aim was to investigate prognostic value of the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) of primary tumor on 18Fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography / computed tomography (18F-FDG PET / CT) FDG PET / CT and other clinicopathological parameters.
Material and Methods: Fifty-eight patients with lung cancer who underwent for oncologic purpose and had metastatic lesions in the brain were included in the study. The location of the primary lung mass and whether other organ metastases presence was evaluated on the 18F-FDG PET / CT. In axial images, the volume of interest (VOI) was plotted semi-automatically to include lung tumor tissue and SUVmax of the primary lung tumor was measured. Survival analyzes were performed with Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. The prognostic value of the parameters was evaluated using Cox regression analysis.
Results: Of the 58 patients included in the study, 6 (10%) were female and 52 (90%) were male. The mean age was 64.8 ± 9.5 years. The mean SUVmax of primary tumor was 10.4 ± 4.5. Median survival was 7 months. Patient age and localization of the primary tumor were prognostic factors for survival in univariate analysis, whereas sex, SUVmax of primary tumor, presence of distant metastasis outside the brain, histologic subtype, surgical status of the metastatic brain mass and treatment type were not. Overall survival was lower in patients with primary tumor located in the left lung than in the right lung.
Conclusion: In conclusion, age and localization of primary tumor are prognostic factors, whereas SUVmax of primary tumor does not appear to be a prognostic factor in lung cancer patients with brain metastases.

Keywords: Lung cancer; brain metastasis; FDG PET / CT


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.10.660


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.


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