Short-course radiotherapy in elderly patients with glioblastoma: feasibility and efficacy of results from a single centre

@article{Fariselli2013ShortcourseRI,
  title={Short-course radiotherapy in elderly patients with glioblastoma: feasibility and efficacy of results from a single centre},
  author={Laura Fariselli and Valentina Pinzi and Ida Maddalena Milanesi and Antonio Silvani and Marcello Marchetti and Mariangela Farinotti and Andrea Salmaggi},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2013},
  volume={189},
  pages={456-461}
}
The incidence of glioblastoma (GBM) in the elderly population is currently increasing, with a peak seen between 65 and 84 years. The optimal treatment in terms of both efficacy and quality of life still remains a relevant and debated issue today. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the feasibility of short-course hypofractionated accelerated radiotherapy (HART) in GBM patients aged over 70 years and with a good Karnofsky performance score (KPS). A review of medical records at the “Istituto… CONTINUE READING
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