Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation

Known as: PCI 
Radiation therapy to the head to reduce the risk that cancer will spread to the brain.
National Institutes of Health

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Review
2016
Review
2016
The incidence of brain metastases in patients with lung cancer has increased as a result of improved local and systemic control… (More)
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Review
2011
Review
2011
As multi-modality treatments are now able to ensure better local control and a lower rate of extra cranial metastases, brain… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
PURPOSE There are scant data regarding the effects of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) on neurocognitive function (NCF) and… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
PURPOSE This study was conducted to determine if prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) improves survival in locally advanced non… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
BACKGROUND Prophylactic cranial irradiation has been a standard treatment in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
BACKGROUND The optimum dose of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) for limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is unknown… (More)
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2007
2007
BACKGROUND We conducted a randomized trial of prophylactic cranial irradiation in patients with extensive small-cell lung cancer… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
The generation of new neurons in the adult mammalian brain has been documented in numerous recent reports. Studies undertaken so… (More)
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1995
Highly Cited
1995
BACKGROUND Prophylactic cranial irradiation in patients with small-cell lung cancer decreases the overall rate of brain… (More)
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1973
1973
A transient cerebral disturbance characterized by somnolence of varying degree is described in children after cranial irradiation… (More)
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