Journal article

Evolving Practice Pattern of Palliative Radiation Therapy for Bone Metastases from Lung Cancer in Australia.

WL Ong, DL Ball, RL Milne, F Foroudi, JL Millar

Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

AIMS: Radiation therapy is an effective treatment for bone metastases. Single-fraction conformal radiation therapy (SF-CRT) is equally effective as multifraction radiation therapy for the management of uncomplicated bone metastases. There has been a rapid development of advanced radiation therapy techniques (ART) in radiation oncology. We evaluated the changing pattern of SF-CRT and ART use for the management of bone metastases in lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a state-wide population-based cohort of lung cancer patients from Victoria, Australia, who received radiation therapy for bone metastases between 2012 and 2017. The primary outcomes were proportion of radiation therapy c..

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