Multidisciplinary Management of Breast Cancer Brain Metastases.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

This review summarizes the most up-to-date approach to the multidisciplinary management of patients with breast cancer brain metastases. A brief overview of the epidemiology and biology of breast cancer brain metastasis is provided. The perspectives of radiation oncology, neurosurgery, and medical oncology-and landmark studies from each discipline-are all discussed. We also offer practical tips to help guide the treating physician, including data on antiseizure medications. Finally, we introduce the concept of a multidisciplinary clinic that combines input from medical and radiation oncology, neurosurgery, and support services, which we developed at the University of North Carolina as a coordinated and optimal approach to the management of patients with this complex disease.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zagar, TM; Van Swearingen, AED; Kaidar-Person, O; Ewend, MG; Anders, CK

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 923 - 933

PubMed ID

  • 27753060

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-9091


  • eng