Predictors of distant brain recurrence for patients with newly diagnosed brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiosurgery alone.

@article{Sawrie2008PredictorsOD,
  title={Predictors of distant brain recurrence for patients with newly diagnosed brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiosurgery alone.},
  author={Stephen M. Sawrie and Barton L. Guthrie and Sharon A. Spencer and Robert A. Nordal and Ruby F. Meredith and James M Markert and Gretchen A. Cloud and John B. Fiveash},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={181-6}
}
PURPOSE To ascertain predictors of distant brain failure (DBF) in patients treated initially with stereotactic radiosurgery alone for newly diagnosed brain metastases. We hypothesize that these factors may be used to group patients according to risk of DBF. METHODS AND MATERIALS We retrospectively analyzed 100 patients with newly diagnosed brain metastases treated from 2003 to 2005 at our Gamma Knife radiosurgery facility. The primary endpoint was DBF. Potential predictors included number of… CONTINUE READING