Relationship Between Metabolic Response and Histology in Squamous Esophageal Cancer: Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy

1. Abstract
1.1. Summary Objective: The incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is increasing in India in the modern period. Conventional staging modalities involve contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). Therefore, we need to determine whether the effect of neoadjuvant therapy can be seen on imaging, specifically the standardized uptake value (SUV) on a PET scan used to measure response, and whether this can be linked to histopathological response and survival.