Factors affecting survival in patients with brain metastasis

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In contrast, the pre-srs cohort included only nsclc patients with bMets who were planned to be treated with brain radiotherapy; it also excluded patients who were referred to other centres for srs 12 For nsclc patients with bMets, prognosis is generally poor 5 — 9.

Ir J Med Sci. Without a clear survival benefit across all patients, oncologists must continue to focus on patient selection, determining who is best suited to benefit from upfront srs alone and who is best suited for a more supportive treatment regimen 9.

The aim of this study was to assess clinical characteristics, prognostic factors, and survival of patients with BCBM who had craniotomy and resection in a series of patients treated with modern multimodality therapy.

Brain metastases prognosis

Radiat Oncol. Prognostic indices for brain metastases: usefulness and challenges. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Taken together, these results suggest the possibility that patients who have more chemotherapy regimens available to try have opportunities to undergo various regimens against systemic progression and thus can achieve a better prognosis. However, these studies do not address the survival outcomes of patients who are not candidates for systemic therapies or clinical trials. Beyond palliative radiotherapy: a pilot multidisciplinary brain metastases. Breast cancer with brain metastases: clinicopathologic features, survival, and paired biomarker analysis. Additionally, Patchell et al. Nieder C, Mehta MP. The incidence of brain metastasis is rising not only because of greater use of magnetic resonance imaging MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy MRS , but also due to increased survival from recent advances in systemic therapy and modern radiotherapy techniques. Although no overall difference in survival was observed between the two cohorts, patients in the srs cohort who were treated with upfront srs or who were less than 60 years of age certainly appeared to have the best outcomes. Predicting patient survival is critical for the clinical management of breast cancer brain metastasis BCBM. Salvage wbrt was prescribed in 9 of 43 patients Conclusions No improvement in survival was observed for nsclc patients with brain metastases after the implementation of srs. The median age of presentation is around 60 years.

The mean survival after diagnosis of brain metastasis was J Clin Oncol. Age, presence of extracranial metastases, and control of primary tumor were not prognostic factors.

Factors affecting survival in patients with brain metastasis

Summary statistics are used to describe patient characteristics at diagnosis and at presentation with bMets, as well as outcomes. In our srs cohort, only We did observe a difference between the populations in stage at presentation; however, other differences that we were not able to observe or measure also likely exist. The goals of treatment are to minimize toxicity and to maximize both length and quality of life 10 , The goal of srs is tumour ablation, analogous to surgery. The lack of a significant os difference remained after the no-treatment group was excluded from the srs cohort. J Neurosurg.
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