Prognostic factors in brain metastases: should patients be selected for aggressive treatment according to recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) classes?

@article{Nieder2000PrognosticFI,
  title={Prognostic factors in brain metastases: should patients be selected for aggressive treatment according to recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) classes?},
  author={Carsten Nieder and Ursula Nestle and B. Motaref and Karin Walter and Marcus Niewald and Klaus Schnabel},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={297-302}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether or not Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) derived prognostic classes for patients with brain metastases are generally applicable and can be recommended as rational strategy for patient selection for future clinical trials. Inclusion of time to non-CNS death as additional endpoint besides death from any cause might result in further valuable information, as survival limitation due to uncontrolled extracranial disease can be… CONTINUE READING