Table 4

Impact of patient characteristics and treatment modality on the cause of death (n = 40)

Cause of death

Variables

Neurological (n = 23)

Systemic

(n = 17)

P-value

Lung metastasis

0.026

Yes

14

16

No

9

1

Extracranial metastasis

0.107

Yes

16

16

No

7

1

Brain hemorrhage

0.538

Yes

12

7

No

11

10

Number of BM

0.337

1

15

8

≥ 2

8

9

RPA class

< 0.0001

I or II

8

16

III

15

1

Treatment for BM

0.024

Steroid only

17

6

Surgery or WBRT and/or SRS

6

11


Jiang et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:49   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-49

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