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Current Oncology Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 255–258 | Cite as

Adjuvant Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Versus Observation after Radiosurgery or Surgical Resection of One to Three Cerebral Metastases: Results of the EORTC 22952-26001 Study

  • Tarek Mekhail
  • Michael Sombeck
  • Robert Sollaccio
Clinical Trial Report

Kocher M, Soffietti R, Abacioglu U, et al.: Adjuvant whole-brain radiotherapy versus observation after radiosurgery or surgical resection of one to three cerebral metastases: results of the EORTC 22952-26001 study. J Clin Oncol 2011, 29:134–141.

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Introduction: Brain metastases are a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in patients suffering from a variety of solid tumors. Surgery, radiosurgery, and whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) are the main treatment options. The role of adjuvant WBRT after complete surgical resection or radiosurgery remains controversial. The risk of long-term neurotoxicity and availability of effective salvage treatments [1, 2] are the main arguments against adjuvant WBRT.

Aim: The objective of this study was to investigate the role of adjuvant WBRT after either surgery or radiosurgery of a limited number of brain metastases from solid tumors, focusing on patients in good condition with stable systemic cancer.

Methods:Patients with one...

Keywords

Brain Metastasis Functional Independence Macroscopic Tumor Neurologic Death Curative Intent Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarek Mekhail
    • 1
  • Michael Sombeck
    • 1
  • Robert Sollaccio
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida Hospital Cancer InstituteOrlandoUSA

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