Lack of clinical evidence for postoperative radiotherapy after surgical fixation of impending or actual pathologic fractures in the long bones in patients with cancer; a systematic review.

@article{Willeumier2016LackOC,
  title={Lack of clinical evidence for postoperative radiotherapy after surgical fixation of impending or actual pathologic fractures in the long bones in patients with cancer; a systematic review.},
  author={Julie J Willeumier and Yvette M. van der Linden and P. D. Sander Dijkstra},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={121 1},
  pages={138-142}
}
Patients with disseminated cancer and bone metastases have a limited life expectancy and therefore any treatment should have a clear beneficial effect, outweighing all possible downsides. This systematic review aims to identify and evaluate available evidence regarding function, pain, quality of life, survival and complications of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) after surgical stabilization of impending or actual pathologic fractures of the long bones due to bone metastases. A literature search… CONTINUE READING
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