Table 5.

WBRT with or without surgery and surgery with and without WBRT in randomized studies

StudyYearnTreatmentLocal recurrence (% patients)Median survival (mo)
Patchell et al. (26)199048WBRT524
WBRT + surgery2010
Noordijk et al. (28)199463WBRTNot reported6
WBRT + surgery10
Mintz et al. (97)199684WBRTNot reported6.3*
WBRT + surgery5.6
Patchell et al. (25)199895Surgery4612.0
Surgery + WBRT1010.8
  • * P = 0.24.

  • P = 0.001.