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Short-course versus split-course radiotherapy in metastatic spinal cord compression: results of a phase III, randomized, multicenter trial.

Authors
  • Maranzano, Ernesto
  • Bellavita, Rita
  • Rossi, Romina
  • De Angelis, Verena
  • Frattegiani, Alessandro
  • Bagnoli, Rita
  • Mignogna, Marcello
  • Beneventi, Sara
  • Lupattelli, Marco
  • Ponticelli, Pietro
  • Biti, Gian Paolo
  • Latini, Paolo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Publication Date
May 20, 2005
Volume
23
Issue
15
Pages
3358–3365
Identifiers
PMID: 15738534
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Both hypofractionated RT schedules adopted were effective and had acceptable toxicity. However, considering the advantages of the short-course regimen in terms of patient convenience and machine time, it could become the RT regimen of choice in the clinical practice for MSCC patients.

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