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The authors retrospectively analyzed 140 patients treated at the University of California, San Francisco, from 1967 to 1990 to evaluate the results of radiation therapy (median 5400 cGy) given as an adjuvant to subtotal resection of intracranial meningioma. Of the 140 meningiomas, 117 were benign and 23 were malignant. The median follow-up period was 40(More)
OBJECT The authors conducted a study to determine whether prognostic factors and the applicability of prognostic systems vary by primary tumor site in patients treated with radiosurgery for brain metastases. METHODS The authors evaluated data obtained in patients who underwent radiosurgery with or without whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) from 1991 to 2005(More)
In a prospective randomized trial designed to study the effectiveness of adjuvant chemotherapy following standard surgical treatment and radiation therapy, 233 eligible patients with medulloblastoma were treated by members of the Children's Cancer Study Group and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. Eligible patients were randomly assigned to receive(More)
Brainstem gliomas (BSG) with intrinsic and extensive brainstem involvement continue to have a poor outlook despite current treatment approaches. Neuroimaging studies have aided in the differentiation of malignant brainstem tumors from more 'benign' subgroups. A Children's Cancer Group protocol evaluating outcome in children with BSG after treatment with(More)
The authors believe that the preferred treatment for pineal region tumors in children requires definitive surgery with a histological diagnosis and that a conservative approach consisting of shunting and radiation therapy no longer seems to be appropriate. The results are reported of a retrospective review of the presentation, treatment, and outcome of 36(More)
PURPOSE The relative roles of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) vs. whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in the treatment of patients with brain metastases from breast cancer remain undefined. In this study, we reviewed our experience with these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all patients treated between 1991 and 2005 with Gamma(More)
The determine the value of radiographically assessed response to radiation therapy as a predictor of survival in patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the authors studied a cohort of 301 patients who were initially treated according to uniform clinical protocols. All patients had newly diagnosed supratentorial GBM and underwent the maximum safe(More)
Fifty-eight patients with high-grade astrocytoma were treated by members of the Childrens Cancer Study Group in a prospective randomized trial designed to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy as an adjuvant to standard surgical treatment and radiotherapy. Following surgical therapy, patients were assigned randomly to radiotherapy with or without(More)
To address the question of whether radiation therapy is beneficial in the management of partially resected meningiomas, we reviewed the records of all patients admitted to the University of California, San Francisco, between 1968 and 1978 who had a diagnosis of intracranial meningioma. The patients were divided into three groups: 51 patients had gross total(More)
Between January 1982 and January 1990, 107 patients with unifocal, circumscribed malignant gliomas participated in a non-randomized trial testing brachytherapy in their initial treatment. Focal external irradiation (6000 cGy) was combined with an implant of high-activity iodine-125 (5000-6000 cGy) and six courses of procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine.(More)