Multidisciplinary treatment of brain metastases derived from colorectal cancer incorporating stereotactic radiosurgery: analysis of 78 patients.

@article{Fokas2011MultidisciplinaryTO,
  title={Multidisciplinary treatment of brain metastases derived from colorectal cancer incorporating stereotactic radiosurgery: analysis of 78 patients.},
  author={Emmanouil Fokas and Martin Henzel and Klaus D Hamm and Gunnar Surber and Gabriele Kleinert and R. Engenhart-Cabillic},
  journal={Clinical colorectal cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={121-5}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated the role of radiotherapy, including whole brain radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and prognostic factors in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who developed brain metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS The data of 78 patients who received multidisciplinary treatment from 1996 to 2007 were reviewed. Overall survival (OS), intracerebral control (ICC), and local control (LC) were retrospectively analyzed. Six potential prognostic factors were evaluated… CONTINUE READING