Sep 2 2009
“We started out using radiosurgery for treating patients with single brain metastases, but treatments have evolved to the point where we are now routinely treating newly diagnosed brain metastasis in patients with up to three or four tumors,” Dr. Chang said.
“Cancer patients in general are surviving longer as more effective systemic treatments become available, but as survival increases, patients are also developing more brain metastases. To help those patients over the long term, we need to safely and efficiently treat brain metastases when they appear while preserving neurocognitive function and minimizing any damage to the brain. Radiosurgery is also chemo-friendly, allowing patients to return to their chemotherapy program with minimal delay.”
Read the entire Article by John LeBas here: http://www2.mdanderson.org/depts/oncolog/articles/09/7-8-julaug/7-8-09-1.html