New therapies and treatments targeted at brain metastasis are rapidly resulting in improved survival and quality of life for patients with this condition. "Brain Metastasis: A Multidisciplinary Approach" conveys vital information about management strategies, outcomes, and techniques to enable oncologists to provide a full range of appropriate care and counseling to patients with metastatic spread to the brain.Faithful to its title, this text espouses a truly multidisciplinary approach, integrating information from the fields of oncology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, and neurology. Experts in each specialty have gathered that information which is most important for all physicians caring for patients with brain metastasis."Brain Metastasis" includes complete discussions for all situations in which radiosrugery might be recommended, including for the treatment of gross brain metastasis; for the prevention of tumor-related injury of brain function; and as an alternative to whole-brain radiotherapy.Features of this uniquely accessible guide include: a timely discussion of exciting recent developments in aggressive care; an emphasis on quality-of-life issues and palliative care; special chapters on radiosurgery for both brain metastasis and spinal tumors; and full color insert of high-quality images.
This concise and comprehensive text provides a multidisciplinary information source for brain metastasis. It is an essential resource for any practitioner who cares for patients with this devastating yet surprisingly common condition.
Neurologic Manifestations of Brain Metastasis: Recognition, Evolution, and Management; Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases; Prognosis of Patients with Brain Metastases who Undergo Radiation Therapy; Surgical Management of Intracranial Metastases; Radiosurgery for Brain Matastases; The Role of Targeted Therapy without Whole Brain Radiotherapy; Chemotherapy for Brain Metastasis: What We Know and What We Don't; Supportive Care: Controlling Symptoms of Brain Metastasis and Diminishing the Toxicities of Treatment; Radiosurgery for Spinal Tumors.