N. Patrik Brodin, Ivan R. Vogelius, Maja V. Maraldo, Per Munck af Rosenschöld, Marianne C. Aznar, Anne Kiil-Berthelsen, Per Nilsson, Thomas Björk-Eriksson, Lena Specht and Søren M. Bentzen Life years lost—comparing potentially fatal late complications after radiotherapy for pediatric medulloblastoma on a common scale Cancer 118
Article first published online: 19 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27536
A framework for calculating the estimated life years lost attributable to late toxicity after radiotherapy is presented. The life years lost measure allows direct comparison between various late effects, and the authors demonstrate how such a measure can be used to prioritize between the risk of cardiac events and secondary cancer induction.
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