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Title: Impact on Radiation Dose and Volume V57 Gy of the Brain on Recurrence and Survival of Patients with Glioblastoma Multiformae
Authors: Stojkovski, Igor 
Krstevska, Valentina 
Smichkoska, Snezhana 
Keywords: radiotherapy
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Journal: Radiology and Oncology
Abstract: Background. The aim of the study was to analyze impact of irradiated brain volume V57 Gy (volume receiving 57 Gy and more) on time to progression and survival of patients with glioblastoma. Patients and methods. Dosimetric analysis of treatment plan data has been performed on 70 patients with glioblastoma, treated with postoperative radiochemotherapy with temozolomide, followed by adjuvant temozolomide. Patients were treated with 2 different methods of definition of treatment volumes and prescription of radiation dose. First group of patients has been treated with one treatment volume receiving 60 Gy in 2 Gy daily fraction (31 patients) and second group of the patients has been treated with “cone-down” technique, which consisted of two phases of treatment: the first phase of 46 Gy in 2 Gy fraction followed by “cone-down” boost of 14 Gy in 2 Gy fraction (39 patients). Quantification of V57 Gy and ratio brain volume/V57Gy has been done. Average values of both parameters have been taken as a threshold value and patients have been split into 2 groups for each parameter (values smaller/ lager than threshold value). Results. Mean value for V57 Gy was 593.39 cm3 (range 166.94 to 968.60 cm3), mean value of brain volume has was 1332.86 cm3 (range 1047.00 to 1671.90 cm3) and mean value of brain-to-V57Gy ratio was 2.46 (range 1.42 to 7.67). There was no significant difference between two groups for both V57 Gy and ratio between brain volume and V57 Gy. Conclusions. Irradiated volume with dose 57 Gy or more (V57 Gy) and ration between whole brain volume and 57 Gy had no impact on time to progression and survival of patients with glioblastoma.
ISSN: 1318-2099
DOI: 10.1515/raon-2017-0041
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