Gary V. Walker, Jing Li, Anita Mahajan, Mary Frances McAleer, John F. de Groot, Syed S. Azeem and Paul D. Brown Decreasing radiation therapy utilization in adult patients with glioblastoma multiforme Cancer 118
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27439
Patients with supratentorial World Health Organization grade IV glioblastoma in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database from 1973 to 2006 are analyzed to determine the rate of radiation therapy utilization. The data show a decreasing utilization of radiation therapy in patients with glioblastoma over the past 16 years. Patients who are older, who are unmarried, and who have undergone biopsy only are less likely to receive radiation therapy.
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