Outcomes after surgery and radiotherapy for spinal myxopapillary ependymoma: update of the MD Anderson Cancer Center experience.

@article{Tsai2014OutcomesAS,
  title={Outcomes after surgery and radiotherapy for spinal myxopapillary ependymoma: update of the MD Anderson Cancer Center experience.},
  author={Chiaojung Jillian Tsai and Yucai Wang and Pamela K. Allen and A. O. Mahajan and Ian E. Mccutcheon and Ganesh Rao and Laurence D Rhines and Claudio Esteves Tatsui and Terri S. Armstrong and Moshe H. Maor and Eric L. Chang and P D Brown and Jing Li},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={205-14; discussion 213-4}
}
BACKGROUND The role of radiotherapy after surgery for myxopapillary ependymoma (MPE) is unclear. OBJECTIVE To review long-term outcomes after surgery, with or without radiation, for spinal MPE. METHODS Fifty-one patients with spinal MPE treated from 1968 to 2007 were included. Associations between clinical variables and overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and local control (LC) were tested with Cox regression analysis. RESULTS The median age at diagnosis was 35 years… CONTINUE READING