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prophylactic cranial irradiation definition: (pro-fih-LAK-tik KRAY-nee-ul ir-ray-dee-AY-shun) Radiation therapy to the head to reduce the risk that cancer will spread to the brain.
 
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A systematic review of the literature was carried out to determine the role of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) .

Anne-Pascale Meert et al.

BMC Cancer 1 (7), 19 Jun 2001

Materials and Methods Trials selection To be eligible for the systematic review, trials needed to deal with SCLC exclusively, to have randomly assigned patients to receive prophylactic cranial irradiation or not and to have been published as a full paper in the French or English language literature before January 2000.

Anne-Pascale Meert et al.

BMC Cancer 1 (7), 19 Jun 2001

Articles were identified by an electronic search (Medline) using the keywords "small cell lung carcinoma" and "prophylactic cranial irradiation" completed by the personal bibliography of one of the authors and by the references reported in the selected studies.

Anne-Pascale Meert et al.

BMC Cancer 1 (7), 19 Jun 2001

Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) has been demonstrated to reduce or delay the incidence of brain metastases (BM) in locally advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma (LA-NSCLC) patients with various prognostic groups.

Ali Aydin Yavuz et al.

Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research : CR 27 (1), 04 Dec 2008

With this current cohort we planned to evaluate the potential usefulness of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) specifically in recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) Group 1, which is the most favorable group of LA-NSCLC patients.

Ali Aydin Yavuz et al.

Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research : CR 27 (1), 04 Dec 2008

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