Surgery for Brain Metastases
It is estimated that 170,000 new cases of metastatic brain tumor are diagnosed in the United States each year . As our population ages and oncologists are better able to achieve control of systemic disease, it is likely that the incidence of intracranial metastatatic disease will continue to increase. Brain metastases are thought to account for 20% of all cancer-related deaths each year . Some tumor types are much more likely to result in metastatic spread to the brain; common primary sources include lung cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, and renal cell cancer, which together account for nearly three-fourths of all brain metastases .
KeywordsBrain Metastasis Recursive Partitioning Analysis Metastatic Brain Tumor Karnofsky Performance Scale Recursive Partitioning Analysis Class
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