Extra-Cranial Chordoma treated with Spot-Scanning Proton Radiation Therapy: possible correlation between surgical stabilization, quality of DVH's and clinical outcome

A. Staab, H. P. Rutz, A. Lomax, B. Timmermann, R. Schneider, C. Ares, C. Algranati, G. Goitein & E. Hug
Background: Extra-cranial chordomas require high dose radiotherapy to achieve local control (LC). Recent, univariate analysis of our patients treated with spot scanning based proton therapy (PT) yielded a significantly reduced 5-year LC rate for patients who required prior surgical stabilization (SS)[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]