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Variation in Apply Patterns of Korean Radiation Oncologists for Backbone Metastasis between 2009 and 2014.

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Variation in Apply Patterns of Korean Radiation Oncologists for Backbone Metastasis between 2009 and 2014.

Most cancers Res Deal with. 2016 Jul;48(three):1102-9

Authors: Yu JI, Park HC, Ahn YC, Chung Y, Koom WS, Music SY

PURPOSE: The Korean Society of Radiation Oncologists (KOSRO) carried out the Patterns of Care Examine (PCS) of radiotherapy (RT) for backbone metastases in 2009. The present examine was carried out to analyze present follow patterns and evaluate them with the outcomes of the PCS.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey questionnaire was composed of 10 questions relating to normal info and 7 questions for every of two medical situations.
RESULTS: Fifty-four members of the KOSRO answered at the least one query on the web-based questionnaire. The yearly variety of sufferers handled who underwent palliative backbone RT was higher than 200 in 14 (25.9%), 51 to 100 in 13 (24.1%), and 31 to 50 in 11 respondents (20.four%). State of affairs 1 described a affected person presenting with twine compressive backbone metastasis in a number of bones and liver metastasis from non-small cell lung most cancers. Thirty grey (Gy) in 10 fractions was chosen by 35 respondents (64.eight%). State of affairs 2 described a case of a single backbone metastasis with out development after focused remedy. Thirty Gy in 10 fractions was chosen by 19 respondents (35.2%), and a single fraction or lower than 4 fractions of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) have been chosen by 18 respondents (33.three%). When put next with the 2009 PCS, follow patterns of Korean radiation oncologists had not modified considerably over 5 years, besides that SABR emerged as a brand new therapy modality within the chosen inhabitants.
CONCLUSION: The 2014 PCS demonstrated that a number of fraction RT continues to be most popular in a substantial proportion of Korean radiation oncologists.

PMID: 26639199 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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