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Coia LR , Aaronson N , Linggood R , Loeffler J , Priestman TJ
A Report of the Consensus Workshop Panel on the Treatment of Brain Metastases
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 1992 ;23(1) :223-227
AbstractThe consensus workshop on management of brain metastases focused on several broad issues concerning the patient with brain metastases. These issues included: What are the goals of treatment? Who should not be treated with radiation? What are the optimal treatment regimens? What are the areas of controversy where future investigations may be useful? The brain consensus panel attempted to develop guidelines for radiation oncologists through use of a decision tree format. Existing data to support management decisions, particularly those regarding radiation treatment, were reviewed. Data regarding cost of treatment as well as data regarding explicit quality of life measures were felt to be very important but were largely not available and therefore played little scientific role in the guideline development. Areas where controversy existed and where consensus could not be reached were identified.
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