Prognostic role of platinum sensitivity in patients with brain metastases from ovarian cancer: results of a German multicenter study.

@article{Sehouli2010PrognosticRO,
  title={Prognostic role of platinum sensitivity in patients with brain metastases from ovarian cancer: results of a German multicenter study.},
  author={Jalid Sehouli and Klaus Pietzner and Philipp Harter and Karsten Muenstedt and Sven Mahner and Annette Hasenburg and Oumar Camara and Pauline Wimberger and Dirk Boehmer and Kai J B{\"u}hling and Rolf Richter and Khalid El Khalfaoui and Guelten Oskay-Ozcelik},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={2201-5}
}
BACKGROUND Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death in women with gynecological malignancies. Brain metastases are considered an uncommon metastatic site. Only few data exist on prognostic factors for this patient collective. PATIENTS AND METHODS A multicenter retrospective chart review was carried out including all patients with histologically confirmed ovarian cancer from six different German hospitals from 1981 to 2008. Overall, 4277 cases of patients with ovarian cancer were screened… CONTINUE READING