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Single fraction radiotherapy versus multiple fraction radiotherapy for bone metastases in prostate cancer patients: comparative effectiveness

Authors Yoon F, Morton G

Received 9 June 2014

Accepted for publication 15 September 2014

Published 25 November 2014 Volume 2014:6 Pages 451—457

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S44940

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Kenan Onel


Frederick Yoon,1 Gerard C Morton2

1Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, ON, Canada; 2Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


Abstract: External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) is an effective treatment for symptomatic bone metastases from a variety of primary malignancies. Previous meta-analyses and systematic reviews have reported on the efficacy of EBRT on bone metastases from multiple primaries. This review is focused on the comparative effectiveness of single fraction radiotherapy versus multiple fraction radiotherapy for bone metastases in prostate cancer patients.

Keywords: radiotherapy, bone, metastases, prostate, comparative effectiveness

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