Radiosurgery for brain metastases: Is whole brain radiotherapy necessary? Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain
  • Nerve Regeneration
  • Neurons
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Stem Cells

abstract

  • The omission of WBRT in the initial management of patients treated with RS for up to 4 brain metastases does not appear to compromise survival or intracranial control allowing for salvage therapy as indicated. A randomized trial of RS vs. RS + WBRT is needed to assess survival, quality of life, and cost in good-prognosis patients with newly diagnosed brain metastases.

publication date

  • February 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0360-3016(98)00447-7

PubMed ID

  • 10078636

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 549

end page

  • 58

volume

  • 43

number

  • 3