Short Communication: Results of a Consensus Conference on Radiotherapy for Brain and Bone Metastases within the Interreg-Project TreaT

1Citations
Citations of this article
2Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Background/Aim: Differences between radiotherapy for metastases in Northern Germany and Southern Denmark were previously identified, which led to a consensus conference. Patients and Methods: A consensus conference was held between three centers to harmonize radiotherapy regimens for bone and brain metastases. Results: Centers agreed on 1×8 Gy for painful bone metastases in patients with poor or intermediate survival prognoses and 10×3 Gy for favorable-prognosis patients. For complicated bone metastases, 5-6×4 Gy was preferred for poor-prognosis, 10×3 Gy for intermediate-prognosis, and longer-course radiotherapy for favorable-prognosis patients. For ≥5 brain metastases, centers agreed on whole-brain irradiation (WBI) with 5×4 Gy in poor-prognosis and longer-course regimens in other patients. For single brain lesions and patients with 2-4 lesions and intermediate/favorable prognoses, fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) or radiosurgery were recommended. No consensus was reached for 2-4 lesions in poor-prognosis patients; two centers preferred FSRT, one center WBI. Preferred radiotherapy regimens were similar for different age groups including elderly and very elderly patients, but age-specific survival scores were recommended. Conclusion: The consensus conference was successful, since harmonization of radiotherapy regimens was achieved for 32 of 33 possible situations.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Rades, D., Kristiansen, C., Schild, S. E., & Janssen, S. (2023). Short Communication: Results of a Consensus Conference on Radiotherapy for Brain and Bone Metastases within the Interreg-Project TreaT. In Vivo, 37(2), 894–897. https://doi.org/10.21873/invivo.13158

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free