Published in Oncology Business Week, July 2nd, 2006
"The aim of this study was to evaluate the relative socioeconomic costs of benign cranial base tumors treated with open surgery and gamma knife radiosurgery. In a retrospective study, we studied 174 patients with benign cranial base tumors, less than 3 cm in diameter (or volume less than 30 mL), admitted in the past five years. Group A (n=94) underwent open surgery for removal of the tumors, whereas Group B (n=80) underwent gamma knife radiosurgery. The socio-economic costs were evaluated by both direct and indirect cost," investigators in Taiwan...
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