How Research is Breaking the Rules of Brain Metastasis Patient Care


Douglas Kondziolka, MD, from the New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City, shares how research is driving rapid changes in the management of brain metastases. He begins by outlining the “old” rules of brain metastases treatment, followed by the “still sort of old” rules, and then the newer schools of thought, supported by papers published during each era. He then delves specifically into lung cancer – the most common cause of brain metastases – and uses case examples to demonstrate how treatment has advanced. More generally, he then discusses further advancements into the future of treatment with various approaches in chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy and radiosurgery.


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Well, good morning, everybody and welcome to beautiful Munich. It's a real treat to be part of the Novalis Circle program again. This is a third year, third meeting that I've been able to attend and it's always been excellent. Learned a lot. And like the last few meetings, we're gonna start with the topic of brain metastasis, the commonest radiosurgery indication. And I was asked to delve into what's new in research and how research is driving rapidly changing management in this topic, or what I call breaking the rules of brain metastasis patient care. So what were the...

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