Benefits of Neo-Adjuvant SRS Versus En Bloc Resection
Anthony Asher, MD, from the Neuroscience Institute, Atrium Health Care System, Charlotte, US, discusses evolving paradigms in the management of cerebral metastases and how that relates to defining the role of surgical therapies in combination with other treatment modalities. He begins by outlining the societal impact of cerebral metastases and the current therapies offered, including radiation therapies (Whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)), surgery and targeted therapies and immunotherapy. Dr. Asher explores in depth the forms of adjuvant radiotherapy: WBRT and preoperative as well as postoperative radiosurgery. He then discusses in more detail neo-adjuvant radiosurgery using case examples.
About the speaker
Anthony Asher, MD
Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates Charlotte, USA
Director at Atrium Healthcare System Neuroscience Institute and Neurosurgery Residency Program Director at Carolinas Medical Center.
He is also Clinical Professor in Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University.
He is Past-President, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and is a former Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Asher serves as Director, National Quality and Outcomes Database and is Vice Chairman, National Neurosurgery Quality Council.
He is Chairman, Privacy and Research Task Force of the AMA National Quality Registry Network Council (NQRN), and is a member of the NQRN Steering Committee.
He is a past member of the National Quality Forum Surgery Standing Committee, past Chairman of the Brain Organ Site Group of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, and has served as an advisor to the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.
Dr. Asher is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been elected to the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and Society of Neurological Surgeons.
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