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

Clinical Trial Report


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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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