Posts Tagged: brain

Should WBRT be added to SRS for brain metastases?

In cancer patients with one to three brain metastases, adding whole-brain radiation therapy to stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) does not improve overall survival and has negative effects on cognitive function and quality of life compared with SRS alone, according to results from the Phase III N0574 trial presented at the plenary session at the 2015 annual… Read more »

Top Takeaways from ASCO: Neuro-oncology

Neuro-oncologists were buoyed by findings revealed within their subspecialty at ASCO 2015, with potentially practice-changing research presented in the plenary session, as well as in a clinical science symposium and an oral abstract session on central nervous system tumours. In addition to the cognitive risks of whole brain radiation, attendees learned the effects of immunotherapy… Read more »