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Brain Cancer treatment details. Radiation. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

Survival: 8.3 months
Toxicity Grade:
Treatments: Radiation
Country: United States
City/State/Province: Virginia
Hospital: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Journal: Link
Date: 10/2002

Patients: This study involved a total of 67 patients, 45 of whom had glioblastoma multiforme. Glioblastoma patients were divided into two groups: 17 patients in Group A who were treated at initial diagnosis and 28 patients in Group B who were treated at recurrence.

Treatment: For patients in Group A, the treatment consisted of brachytherapy (temporary placement of iodine-125 implants) and external radiotherapy.

Toxicity: Toxicities include hemorrhage, increasing neurologic symptoms, radiation necrosis, and infection.

Results: For patients in Group A the median survival (from brachytherapy) was 36.1 weeks (8.3 months).

Correspondence: Dr. Jeffrey J. Olson

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