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Dirk Rades, Michael Hueppe and Steven E. Schild A score to identify patients with metastatic spinal cord compression who may be candidates for best supportive care Cancer 119

Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27849

In a series of 2029 patients treated with radiotherapy for metastatic spinal cord compression, a scoring system was developed that identifies patients who may be candidates for best supportive care or single-fraction radiotherapy. In patients with a very high probability of dying within 2 months, overtreatment with intensive therapies can be avoided.

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