volume 73, issue 2, P104-110 2015
DOI: 10.1590/0004-282x20140202
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Abstract: ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the effect of waiting time (WT) to radiotherapy (RT) on overall survival (OS) of glioblastoma (GBM) patients as a reliable prognostic variable in Brazil, a scenario of medical disparities. Method: Retrospective study of 115 GBM patients from two different health-care institutions (one public and one private) in Brazil who underwent post-operative RT. Results: Median WT to RT was 6 weeks (range, 1.3-17.6). The median OS for WT # 6 weeks was 13.5 months (95%CI , 9.1-17.9) and for…

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