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dc.contributor.authorWest, C G
dc.contributor.authorGattamaneni, Rao
dc.contributor.authorBlair, Val
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.
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
html.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.


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