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Table 4 Scoring points of the four characteristics included in the scoring system

From: A scoring system to predict local progression-free survival in patients irradiated with 20 Gy in 5 fractions for malignant spinal cord compression

  LPFS at 6 months p-value
Visceral metastases at the time of RT
 No 83 8
 Yes 67 7
Type of primary tumor
 Breast cancer 88 9
 Prostate cancer 80 8
 Myeloma/lymphoma 93 9
 Lung cancer 68 7
 Unknown primary 66 7
 Renal cell carcinoma 77 8
 Colorectal cancer 41 4
 Other tumors 60 6
Time developing motor deficits prior to RT
 1–7 days 59 6
 8–14 days 81 8
 > 14 days 87 9
ECOG performance score
 1–2 87 9
 3 69 7
 4 55 6