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Whole Brain Radiotherapy Combined with Stereotactic Radiosurgery versus Stereotactic Radiosurgery Alone for Brain Metastases
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 Title & Authors
Whole Brain Radiotherapy Combined with Stereotactic Radiosurgery versus Stereotactic Radiosurgery Alone for Brain Metastases
Adas, Yasemin Guzle; Yazici, Omer; Kekilli, Esra; Akkas, Ebru Atasever; Karakaya, Ebru; Ucer, Ali Riza; Ertas, Gulcin; Calikoglu, Tamer; Elgin, Yesim; Inan, Gonca Altinisik; Kocer, Ali Mert; Guney, Yildiz;
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 Abstract
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) combined with streotactic radiosurgery versus stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone for patients with brain metastases. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study that evaluated the results of 46 patients treated for brain metastases at Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Radiation Oncology Department, between January 2012 and January 2015. Twenty-four patients were treated with WBRT+SRS while 22 patients were treated with only SRS. Results: Time to local recurrence was 9.7 months in the WBRT+SRS arm and 8.3 months in SRS arm, the difference not being statistically significant (p
 Keywords
Brain metastases;whole brain radiotherapy;stereotactic radiosurgery;
 Language
English
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