Metastatic melanoma to the brain: prognostic factors after gamma knife radiosurgery.

@article{Yu2002MetastaticMT,
  title={Metastatic melanoma to the brain: prognostic factors after gamma knife radiosurgery.},
  author={Cheng Yu and Joseph C. T. Chen and Michael L. J. Apuzzo and Steven J. O'Day and Steven l. Giannotta and Jeffrey S. Weber and Zbigniew Petrovich},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={1277-87}
}
PURPOSE To identify important prognostic factors predictive of survival and tumor control in patients with metastatic melanoma to the brain who underwent gamma knife radiosurgery. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 122 consecutive patients with 332 intracranial melanoma metastases underwent gamma knife radiosurgery over a 5-year period. Of these, 39 (32%) also received whole-brain irradiation (WBI). The median tumor volume was 0.8 cm(3) (range: 0.02-30.20 cm(3)), and the median prescribed dose… CONTINUE READING