Journal article

International practice survey on the management of brain metastases: Third International Consensus Workshop on Palliative Radiotherapy and Symptom Control

MN Tsao, D Rades, A Wirth, SS Lo, BL Danielson, A Vichare, C Hahn, EL Chang

Clinical Oncology | Springer Verlag | Published : 2012


AIM: To evaluate international patterns of practice for the management of metastatic disease to the brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An online international practice survey was conducted from April to June 2010. Most of the survey questions were based on common management issues for which optimal management using level 1 evidence was lacking. The survey consisted of three sections: respondent demographics, 13 general questions regarding surgery, whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) and radiosurgery and 13 questions related to specific scenarios. RESULTS: In total, 445 individuals responded to the survey over a 3 month period. Ninety per cent of respondents worked in a hospital-based setting. Ninety-..

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