Preliminary results of spinal cord compression recurrence evaluation (score-1) study comparing short-course versus long-course radiotherapy for local control of malignant epidural spinal cord compression.

PURPOSE To compare the results of short-course vs. long-course radiotherapy (RT) for metastatic spinal cord compression. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 231 patients who underwent RT between January 2006 and August 2007 were included in this two-arm prospective nonrandomized study. Patients received short-course (n = 114) or long-course (n = 117) RT. The… CONTINUE READING