What are positive prognostic indicators in patients with brain metastasis?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Victor Tse, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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In summary, outcome factors associated with an improved prognosis [22] are the following:

  • High Karnofsky score (>70%)

  • Age younger than 70 years

  • No systemic disease or systemic disease controlled

  • No systemic metastases within 1 year of diagnosis of primary lesion

  • Female patients


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