A tool to estimate survival of elderly patients presenting with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) from cancer of unknown primary

Dirk Rades, Antonio J. Conde-Moreno, Raquel Garcia, Theo Veninga, Steven E. Schild

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Aim: Cancers of unknown primary (CUP) account for about 10% in elderly patients with MESCC. Immediate treatment is indicated. Personalizing treatment for MESCC requires for clear understanding of the patients' survival prognosis. In this case, a tool for estimating survival would be valuable. Patients and Methods: In 104 elderly CUP patients, nine factors were investigated: age, gender, performance score, number of affected vertebrae, ability to walk at presentation for radiotherapy, additional bone metastases, visceral metastases, time developing motor weakness, radiotherapy program. Results: In multivariate analysis, the ability to walk (p=0.011) and visceral metastases (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6219-6222
Number of pages4
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume35
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Keywords

  • Cancer of unknown primary
  • Elderly
  • MESCC
  • Radiation therapy
  • Survival tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A tool to estimate survival of elderly patients presenting with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) from cancer of unknown primary'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this