Management of Brain Metastases: Surgery, Radiation, or Both?

Toral R. Patel, Jonathan P S Knisely, Veronica L S Chiang

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A significant number of cancer patients will develop intracranial metastases. In general, treatment of these lesions uses a combination of surgery and radiation. However, over the past several decades the specifics of this treatment paradigm have evolved significantly. This article describes the current standard of care with respect to intracranial metastases, highlighting the latest therapeutic developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-947
Number of pages15
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012


  • Adverse radiation effect
  • Brain metastases
  • Gamma knife
  • Resection
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Whole-brain radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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