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Incidence of symptomatic brain metastasis following radical radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer: is there a role for prophylactic cranial irradiation?

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OBJECTIVE: Brain metastases following radical radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are a recognised phenomenon; however, the incidence of symptomatic brain metastasis is currently unknown. The aim of the study was to identify the number of patients, staged in accordance with National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance, who developed symptomatic brain metastasis following radical radiotherapy. There are two aims: to evaluate NICE guidance; and to provi...

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10.1259/bjr/23314501

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Oncology
Journal:
The British journal of radiology
Volume:
85
Issue:
1020
Pages:
1546-1550
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1748-880X
ISSN:
0007-1285
URN:
uuid:35497aa8-9877-434a-b96b-e1a55df72442
Source identifiers:
366088
Local pid:
pubs:366088

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