Incidence of brain metastasis at initial presentation of lung cancer.

  title={Incidence of brain metastasis at initial presentation of lung cancer.},
  author={John L Villano and Eric B Durbin and Chris Normandeau and Jigisha P. Thakkar and Valentina Moirangthem and Faith G. Davis},
  volume={17 1},
BACKGROUND No reliable estimates are available on the incidence of brain metastasis (BM) in cancer patients. This information is valuable for planning patient care and developing measures that may prevent or decrease the likelihood of metastatic brain disease. METHODS We report the first population-based analysis on BM incidence at cancer diagnosis using the Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) and Alberta Cancer Registry (ACR). All cancer cases with BM were identified from KCR and ACR, with… CONTINUE READING
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