Whole brain radiation shown to be twice as likely to cause decline in neurocognitive function

Zeitman, Anthony L.
October 2008
Hem/Onc Today;10/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 19, p26
The article discusses a research which showed that whole brain radiation is more than twice as likely to cause decline in brain function among patients with one to three newly diagnosed brain metastases compared to radiosurgery alone. The results were presented by Eric L. Chang, an associate professor of radiation oncology at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. The mean probability of neurocognitive decline in both groups are indicated.


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