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Palliative whole-brain radiotherapy fractionation: Convenience versus cognition?†
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2007
Copyright © 2007 American Cancer Society
Volume 110, Issue 11, pages 2363–2365, 1 December 2007
How to Cite
Lutz, S. (2007), Palliative whole-brain radiotherapy fractionation: Convenience versus cognition?. Cancer, 110: 2363–2365. doi: 10.1002/cncr.23069
See referenced original article on pages 000–000, this issue.
- Issue published online: 19 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 29 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Received: 29 JUN 2007
Although the acute side effects of radiotherapy are influenced by total dose and length of the treatment course, the late effects on the central nervous system may be more pronounced with a larger daily fraction size. Nevertheless, palliative care physicians are calling for shorter treatment courses for their patients who will not likely live long enough to experience the consequences of those late effects.
See also pages 000–000.