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
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..View full abstract