Trends in classification, referral and treatment and the effect on outcome of patients with glioma: a 20 year cohort

S C Erridge, M G Hart, G R Kerr, Colin Smith, S McNamara, Robin Grant, A Gregor, I R Whittle

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Abstract

This retrospective audit was conducted to examine the changes in patient characteristics, referral, treatment and outcome over a 20-year period in a large regional neuro-oncology centre, focusing on the impact of the changes in pathological classification of gliomas. Using the Edinburgh Cancer Centre (ECC) database all cases of glioma were identified and patient, tumour and treatment characteristics noted. Survival was calculated from date of surgery or, if no operation was performed, the date of referral. Comparison was made between four periods 1988-1992 (c1), 1993-1997(c2), 1998-2002(c3) and 2003-2007 (c4). During the 20 years, 1175 patients with a glioma were referred to ECC. The median age increased from 53 years to 57 years (p 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-800
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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