Feb 28, 2013 - 4:53 pm
I read this on Inspire a little while ago:
I have been confused about NED and its meaning. Nothing lit up on my last Pet scan - but my liver tumor, which has shrunk by 60%, was still noted on the radiology report. So when I attend a Stage IV News seminar this week I asked on of the presenting oncologists to clarify the meaning of NED. She says that NED is an older term and is being replaced by NEAD - no evidence of active disease. So, my tumors were inert and did not light up, but they are still there - therefore NEAD.
Thought that was interesting but I don't think the same image of dance with NEAD to be the same as dancing with NED.