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2020 Apr 09

Int J Clin Oncol

Utility of whole brain radiation therapy for leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.


Hirano Y, Konishi K, Ejima Y
Int J Clin Oncol. 2020 Apr 09.
PMID: 32274614.


Although whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) is commonly used as first-line treatment for leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, the prognosis is uncertain despite treatment. Moreover, the benefit of WBRT for leptomeningeal carcinomatosis has not been adequately evaluated. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify the utility of WBRT for leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.