Impact of tumor stage, operative down-staging, tumor grade and radioresponsitivity of the tumor on survival in supratentorial astrocytomas


Erkurt E., Tunali C., Erkisi M., Boyer B., Burgurt R.

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL & CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, cilt.17, ss.471-478, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL & CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.471-478

Özet

This retrospective study analyzed specifically the predicting factors for radioresponse and survival in 74 supratentorial astrocytoma patients. As a result of this study, cytoreduction in terms of ODs to T1 or TO stage level or pre-RT T1 tumor stage along with radioresponse has a positive impact on long-term survival. It seems that radical radiotherapy should be the choice of treatment for the patients who had pre-RT TO and T1 disease who were found more likely to respond to radiotherapy. This has not been reported previously and needs to be confirmed in larger trials.