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  • Jul 30, 2018
    Stereotactic radiotherapy results in less neuropsychological and neuroendocrine impairment in young patients treated for brain tumors compared to conventional radiotherapy

    Long term outcomes and side effects from radiation therapy in young patients is of utmost importance. This study looked at neuropsychological and neuroendocrine outcomes pre- and post- radiation therapy for benign or low-grade CNS tumors.  The study from Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai showed that stereotactic RT achieved superior outcomes compared to conventional RT without compromising survival.  This is an important step towards quality of life improvement for young RT patients.

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    Journal & Date: JAMA Oncology. 2017 Oct 1;3(10):1368-1376.
    Key Institution: Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India
    Keywords: Stereotactic, Radiotherapy, Brain Tumors, Toxicity, Quality of Life, Clinical Trial

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