A Growing Need for Neurocognitive Assessment Tools


Igor Barani, MD, from the University of California San Francisco discusses the growing need for neurocognitive assessment tools in the treatment of brain metastases. He begins by outlining the therapeutic options for treating brain metastases and their rationales: Whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT), radiosurgery (SRS) and a combination of WBRT and SRS. He then discusses in detail the impact of WBRT on neurocognitive function, citing studies and specific cases. Finally, he goes into detail about the limitations of assessment tools currently available and the potential of those in development.

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Igor Barani, MD

Igor Barani, MD
University of California San Francisco, USA

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