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The analysis of prognostic factors and treatment outcomes in breast cancer patients with brain metastasis Short title: Long survival in breast cancer with brain metastasis

Berrin Benli Yavuz,Gul Kanyilmaz,Meryem Aktan.

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Objective: Breast cancer (BC) is among the most common causes of brain metastasis (BM). Brain metastasis leads to severe morbidity and mortality. Brain metastasis-related survival is not common despite all treatments. The aim of the present study is to compare the short-term or long-term surviving patients who underwent radiotherapy due to BM in our clinic regarding treatment modalities, and clinic-pathological characteristics as well as to investigate the factors that influence overall survival and progress for BM development.
Materials and Methods: The data of 167 patients who were referred to radiotherapy due to BM were analyzed retrospectively. The patients were allocated to two groups: ones who survived less than, or more than, 14 months. The treatment, patient, and tumor characteristics were evaluated.
Results: The frequencies of a better Karnofsky performance scores (p=0.001), her-2 positivity (p

Key words: breast cancer; brain metastasis;radiotherapy; prognosis; long survival

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