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Radiosurgery for brain tumours

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:383
  1. Jay S Loeffler, president, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society,
  2. Christer Lindquist, immediate past president, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (
  1. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
  2. Gamma Knife Centre, Cromwell Hospital, London NW5 0TU

    EDITOR—Brada and Cruickshank express their concerns about the lack of evidence based research in the field of radiosurgery.1 We agree that radiosurgery replaced neurosurgical resection or fractionated radiotherapy in the treatment of certain intracranial lesions before randomised controlled trials were performed.25 However, the original and continual biological basis for radiosurgery remains strong. …

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