Table of Contents
Advances in Neuroscience
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 372856, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/372856
Review Article

Contemporary Review of the Management of Brain Metastasis with Radiation

Varian Medical Systems, 3100 Hansen Way, E-175, Palo Alto, CA 94340, USA

Received 18 August 2014; Accepted 16 February 2015

Academic Editor: Aimee J. Nelson

Copyright © 2015 Deepak Khuntia. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Brain metastases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality, afflicting approximately 200,000 Americans annually. The prognosis for these patients is poor, with median survivals typically measured in months. In this review article, we present the standard treatment approaches with whole brain radiation and as well as novel approaches in the prevention of neurocognitive deficits.