Brain metastases treated wlth radiosurgery alone: An alternative to whole brain radiotherapy? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Radiosurgery

abstract

  • Brain metastases were controlled well with radiosurgery alone as initial therapy. We advocate that WBRT should not be part of the initial treatment protocol for selected patients with one or two tumors with good control of their primary cancer, better Karnofsky Performance Scale score, and younger age, all of which are predictors of longer survival.

publication date

  • June 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12762877

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1318

end page

  • 26; discussion 1326

volume

  • 52

number

  • 6