Prognostic factors for different outcomes in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression from cancer of unknown primary

@inproceedings{Douglas2012PrognosticFF,
  title={Prognostic factors for different outcomes in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression from cancer of unknown primary},
  author={Sarah Douglas and Stefan Huttenlocher and Amira Bajrovic and Volker R Rudat and Steven E. Schild and Dirk Rades},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2012}
}
Patients with cancer of unknown primary account for 10% of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). This retrospective study was performed to identify prognostic factors for functional outcome, local control of MSCC, and survival in 175 of such patients treated with radiotherapy alone. Investigated were nine potential prognostic factors including age, gender, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance score (ECOG-PS), number of involved vertebrae, pre-radiotherapy ambulatory… CONTINUE READING
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