Evaluation of the response to treatment of solid tumours - a consensus statement of the International Cancer Imaging Society

Br J Cancer. 2004 Jun 14;90(12):2256-60. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6601843.


New guidelines to evaluate the response to treatment in solid tumors using imaging techniques have major limitations and important implications for radiological workload. This consensus statement from the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS) reviews the RECIST criteria and addresses several challenges regarding tumour measurement. Recommendations are made regarding tumour measurement and other issues are raised. The growing need to introduce a multimodality approach to monitoring response is recognized. ICIS welcomes a dialogue with the authors of RECIST to address issues raised in this review.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Endpoint Determination*
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome