Neurol Clin. 2018 Aug;36(3):557-577
Authors: Aizer AA, Lee EQ
Brain metastases from solid tumors are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Standard treatment is local therapy with surgery and/or radiation therapy although there is increasing interest in systemic therapies that can control both intracranial and extracranial disease. We review the most recent data for local therapy and systemic therapy options. Active areas of research within radiation oncology include hippocampal sparing whole brain radiation therapy and stereotactic approaches for patients with more than 4 brain metastases. Newer targeted therapies with better central nervous system penetration and immunotherapies have demonstrated promising results in clinical trials of patients with brain metastases.
PMID: 30072071 [PubMed - in process]