Predicting survival after whole-brain irradiation for cerebral metastases in patients with cancer of the bladder

Dirk Rades*, Liesa Dziggel, Lisa Manig, Stefan Janssen, Mai Trong Khoa, Vuong Ngoc Duong, Vu Huu Khiem, Steven E. Schild

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
14 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

Background/Aim: This study aimed to create a predictive tool for estimating the remaining lifespan of patients after whole-brain irradiation (WBI) for cerebral metastases from bladder cancer. Patients and Methods: In 34 of these patients clinical parameters were analyzed for survival including age at start of WBI, gender, Karnofsky score, number of cerebral metastases and involvement of extra-cranial sites of metastasis. Results: Involvement of extra-cranial sites (14%) and Karnofsky score (9%) showed the greatest difference regarding 6-month survival and were considered for the tool. Points were assigned based on the following: no involvement of extra-cranial sites=1 point, involvement of extra-cranial sites=0 points, Karnofsky score =70=1 point, Karnofsky score =60=0 points. Patients’scores were 0, 1 or 2 points with 6-month survival rates of 13%, 27% and 50%, respectively. Conclusion: Based on two clinical parameters, a tool was developed that may help estimate the lifespan of patients irradiated for cerebral metastases from bladder cancer.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftIn Vivo
Jahrgang32
Ausgabenummer3
Seiten (von - bis)633-636
Seitenumfang4
ISSN0258-851X
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 01.05.2018

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