Prognostic significance of surgery and radiation therapy in cases of anaplastic astrocytoma: retrospective analysis of 170 cases.

@article{Nomiya2007PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of surgery and radiation therapy in cases of anaplastic astrocytoma: retrospective analysis of 170 cases.},
  author={Takuma Nomiya and Kenji Nemoto and T Kumabe and Yoshihiro Takai and Shogo Yamada},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={575-81}
}
OBJECT The purpose of this retrospective study was to estimate the prognostic impact of treatment parameters for 170 patients with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA). METHODS Survival outcome and prognostic factors were analyzed for 170 patients with AA. In the multivariate analysis, site of lesion (frontal or parietal lobe, p = 0.002), extent of surgery (total or subtotal resection, p = 0.001), Karnofsky Performance Scale status (0-2, p = 0.021), age (< or = 50 years, p = 0.024), and total dose of… CONTINUE READING