J Res Clin Med. 2020;8(1): 37.
doi: 10.34172/jrcm.2020.037
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Retrospective Evaluation of Radiotherapy Techniques in the management of patients with brain metastasis: a single-center Experience

Fatih Goksel* ORCID logo, Yasemin Guzle Adas* ORCID logo


Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the demographic characteristics and radiotherapy schedules of patients who were administered palliative radiotherapy for brain metastasis. Methods: This was a retrospective study that evaluated the patients who received palliative radiotherapy for brain metastases between January 2011 and December 2019. Patient treatment files and the hospital information management system were used to collect the data. Results: Four thousand-one hundred-seven patients who received radiotherapy for any brain tumors were evaluated. Of these 2910 were metastatic brain tumors. In the metastatic group 1736 (60%) patients were male and 1174 (40%) were female. Primary diagnosis was lung cancer (38%), breast cancers (20%), primary unknown (15 %), GIS cancers (12 %), and other cancers (15%). One thousand-six hundred-forty three (52%) patients received WBRT, 535 (18%) received WBRT+SRS and 706 (29%) received SRS without WBRT for brain metastasis. radiotherapy data of 26 (1%) patients could not be accessed. Conclusion: Both WBRT and SRS are good palliative treatment options for brain metastasis. SRS without WBRT can be considered as a treatment option in selected cases.

Key Words: Radiotherapy, radiosurgery, cancer, metastasis

Keywords: Radiotherapy, radiosurgery, cancer, metastasis
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Submitted: 18 Jun 2020
Revision: 14 Jul 2020
Accepted: 25 Jul 2020
ePublished: 15 Aug 2020
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