Final results of a prospective study comparing the local control of short-course and long-course radiotherapy for metastatic spinal cord compression.

@article{Rades2011FinalRO,
  title={Final results of a prospective study comparing the local control of short-course and long-course radiotherapy for metastatic spinal cord compression.},
  author={Dirk Rades and Marisa Lange and Theo Veninga and Lukas J. A. Stalpers and Amira Bajrovic and Irenaeus Anton Adamietz and Volker R Rudat and Steven E. Schild},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={524-30}
}
PURPOSE Many patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) live long enough to develop a recurrence in the irradiated spinal area. This is the first prospective study that has compared local control of different radiotherapy schedules for MSCC. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 265 patients treated with radiotherapy alone were included in this prospective nonrandomized study. The primary goal was to compare local control from short-course (1 × 8 Gy/5 × 4 Gy, n = 131) and long-course… CONTINUE READING

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