International Journal of Surgical Oncology

Metastatic Brain Tumors: Trends in Treatments and Outcomes


Publishing date
01 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA

2Surgical Neurology Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-1414, USA


Metastatic Brain Tumors: Trends in Treatments and Outcomes

Description

Brain metastases are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic cancer. Longer survival times for patients with cancer as a result of early diagnosis and more effective treatment regimens and an aging patient population have resulted in an increase in reported incidence. Advances in neuroimaging techniques and more frequent studies for staging purposes that now include the central nervous system have increased the number of patients diagnosed with brain metastases.

Recent developments in treatment techniques and multimodal management approaches have impacted short- and long-term patient outcomes.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will provide deeper understanding of the current trends in the treatment of brain metastases and the adequacy of various available techniques, particularly surgical ones, for the management of this disease, with special consideration of tumor histology, volume, location in the brain, and other important patient and tumor characteristics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The technical aspects of surgical resection
  • New surgical adjuncts (e.g., interstitial laser ablation)
  • Nonsurgical treatment (e.g., radiosurgery)
  • Trends in treatment of brain metastases
  • Complications associated with the surgical treatment of brain metastases
  • The impact of different histologies on surgical outcome (e.g. radio- versus nonradioresistant metastases)
  • Expectations from care and quality of life following treatment for brain metastases

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 294735
  • - Review Article

The Role of Radiation Therapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma in the Brain

Angela Hong | Gerald Fogarty | Michael A. Izard
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 952345
  • - Review Article

The Role of Surgery, Radiosurgery and Whole Brain Radiation Therapy in the Management of Patients with Metastatic Brain Tumors

Thomas L. Ellis | Matthew T. Neal | Michael D. Chan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 493426
  • - Review Article

Current Standards in the Management of Cerebral Metastases

Pablo Goetz | Julius O. Ebinu | ... | Gelareh Zadeh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 647256
  • - Clinical Study

Sellar and Parasellar Metastatic Tumors

Tamer Altay | Khaled M. Krisht | William T. Couldwell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 245385
  • - Clinical Study

Metastatic Medulloblastoma in Childhood: Chang's Classification Revisited

Christelle Dufour | Annick Beaugrand | ... | Jacques Grill
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 748284
  • - Clinical Study

Implications of Identifying Additional Cerebral Metastases during Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Toral R. Patel | Ali K. Ozturk | ... | Veronica L. Chiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 834852
  • - Clinical Study

Clinical Behavior in Metastatic Brain Disease Is Not Influenced by the Immunological Defense Mediated by CD57+ NK-Cells

J. Vaquero | M. Zurita | S. Coca
International Journal of Surgical Oncology
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