Radiotherapy in the treatment of low-grade astrocytomas. I. A survival analysis.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98395
Title:
Radiotherapy in the treatment of low-grade astrocytomas. I. A survival analysis.
Authors:
West, C G; Gattamaneni, Rao; Blair, Val
Abstract:
Between 1954 and 1986 inclusive, 160 children in the North West Region of England were registered with histologically proven lowgrade astrocytomas (grade 1 or 2). Ten died before receiving any treatment, and a further seven died within 28 days of surgery, leaving 143 children whose survival in relation to treatment modality is the subject of this paper. Low-grade astrocytomas are responsive to radiation therapy. This treatment has no clear benefit to offer children with superficial tumours that can be resected completely or nearly so, but significantly improves survival rates when tumours are deep-seated and not amenable to excision.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurological Surgery, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, UK.
Citation:
Radiotherapy in the treatment of low-grade astrocytomas. I. A survival analysis. 1995, 11 (8):438-42 Childs Nerv Syst
Journal:
Child's Nervous System
Issue Date:
Aug-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98395
DOI:
10.1007/BF00334960
PubMed ID:
7585678
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0256-7040
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWest, C Gen
dc.contributor.authorGattamaneni, Raoen
dc.contributor.authorBlair, Valen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-10T16:17:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-10T16:17:02Z-
dc.date.issued1995-08-
dc.identifier.citationRadiotherapy in the treatment of low-grade astrocytomas. I. A survival analysis. 1995, 11 (8):438-42 Childs Nerv Systen
dc.identifier.issn0256-7040-
dc.identifier.pmid7585678-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF00334960-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/98395-
dc.description.abstractBetween 1954 and 1986 inclusive, 160 children in the North West Region of England were registered with histologically proven lowgrade astrocytomas (grade 1 or 2). Ten died before receiving any treatment, and a further seven died within 28 days of surgery, leaving 143 children whose survival in relation to treatment modality is the subject of this paper. Low-grade astrocytomas are responsive to radiation therapy. This treatment has no clear benefit to offer children with superficial tumours that can be resected completely or nearly so, but significantly improves survival rates when tumours are deep-seated and not amenable to excision.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBrain Canceren
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAstrocytoma-
dc.subject.meshBrain Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshCombined Modality Therapy-
dc.subject.meshCranial Irradiation-
dc.subject.meshDisease-Free Survival-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy Dosage-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy, Adjuvant-
dc.subject.meshSurvival Analysis-
dc.titleRadiotherapy in the treatment of low-grade astrocytomas. I. A survival analysis.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurological Surgery, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalChild's Nervous Systemen

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