Metastatic spinal cord compression: A survival score particularly developed for elderly prostate cancer patients

Dirk Rades, Antonio J. Conde-Moreno, Jon Cacicedo, Barbara Segedin, Theo Veninga, Steven E. Schild

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Abstract

Aim: Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is an oncological emergency. Many elderly patients cannot tolerate intensive treatment and need individual approaches accounting for a patient's remaining lifetime. The goal of the present study was to develop a survival score for elderly prostate cancer patients with MSCC. Patients and Methods: Nine characteristics were analyzed in 243 patients: age, performance status, interval from prostate cancer diagnosis until MSCC, affected vertebrae, ambulatory status, further bone lesions, visceral metastases, time developing motor deficits, fractionation schedule. Results: Pre-radiotherapy ambulatory status (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6189-6192
Number of pages4
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume35
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Keywords

  • Elderly patients
  • Irradiation
  • Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression
  • Overall survival
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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    Rades, D., Conde-Moreno, A. J., Cacicedo, J., Segedin, B., Veninga, T., & Schild, S. E. (2015). Metastatic spinal cord compression: A survival score particularly developed for elderly prostate cancer patients. Anticancer Research, 35(11), 6189-6192.