Prognostic factors for survival of women with unstable spinal bone metastases from breast cancer

@inproceedings{Foerster2015PrognosticFF,
  title={Prognostic factors for survival of women with unstable spinal bone metastases from breast cancer},
  author={Robert Foerster and Thomas Bruckner and Tilman Bostel and Ingmar Schlampp and J{\"u}rgen Debus and Harald Rief},
  booktitle={Radiation oncology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Bone metastases are an important clinical issue in women with breast cancer. Particularly, unstable spinal bone metastases (SBM) are a major cause of severe morbidity and reduced quality of life (QoL) due to frequent immobilization. Radiotherapy (RT) is the major treatment modality and is capable of promoting re-ossification and improving stability. Since local therapy response is excellent, survival of these patients with unstable SBM is of high clinical importance. We therefore… CONTINUE READING
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