Application of recursive partitioning analysis and evaluation of the use of whole brain radiation among patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery for newly diagnosed brain metastases.

@article{Chidel2000ApplicationOR,
  title={Application of recursive partitioning analysis and evaluation of the use of whole brain radiation among patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery for newly diagnosed brain metastases.},
  author={Mark A. Chidel and John H. Suh and C Adinaryana Reddy and Samuel Tay Chao and M F Lundbeck and Gene H. Barnett},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={993-9}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) and of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) for brain metastases among patients receiving stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective analysis was performed on 135 patients who underwent linear accelerator (Linac) (n = 73) or Gamma Knife (n = 62) SRS for newly diagnosed brain metastases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation between 8/89 and 12/98. Univariate and… CONTINUE READING