alexa Role of stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastases.


Journal of Brain Tumors & Neurooncology

Author(s): Hazard LJ, Jensen RL, Shrieve DC

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Abstract Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a highly conformal form of radiation therapy designed to deliver a high dose in a single treatment to the target volume while sparing adjacent normal tissues. Its role in the treatment of brain metastases continues to be defined, but the recently reported RTOG 95-08 trial demonstrated a survival benefit with the addition of SRS to whole-brain radiation therapy in select patients with a single brain metastasis, as well as a local control and palliative benefit in select patients with 1 to 3 brain metastases. The authors review the role of SRS in the treatment of brain metastases and discuss the use of SRS with or without whole-brain radiation therapy, optimal dose of SRS, SRS delivery methods, and selection of appropriate patients for SRS.
This article was published in Am J Clin Oncol and referenced in Journal of Brain Tumors & Neurooncology

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