Combined proton and photon irradiation for craniopharyngioma: Long-term results of the early cohort of patients treated at Harvard Cyclotron Laboratory and Massachusetts General Hospital

We report the results of the early cohort of patients treated for craniopharyngioma with combined proton-photon irradiation at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Cyclotron Laboratory

Markus M. Fitzek; Rita M. Linggood; Judy Adams; John E. Munzenrider

2006

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  • We report the results of the early cohort of patients treated for craniopharyngioma with combined proton-photon irradiation at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Cyclotron Laboratory
  • The functional status of the living adult patients is unaltered from their preradiotherapy status; all of them continued leading normal or near normal working lives
  • Results in terms of survival and local control are comparable with other contemporary series
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