Brain Metastases

  • Jeffrey J. Raizer
  • Lauren E. Abrey

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Joohee Sul, Jerome B. Posner
    Pages 1-21
  3. Charles L. Bennett, Cara C. Tigue, Karen A. Fitzner
    Pages 23-29
  4. Matthew T. Walker, Vipul Kapoor
    Pages 31-51
  5. Sunit Das, Kenji Muro, Jeffrey J. Raizer
    Pages 75-90
  6. Malika L. Siker, Minesh P. Mehta
    Pages 91-115
  7. Arnaldo Neves Da Silva, David Schiff
    Pages 117-141
  8. Stewart Goldman, María E. Echevarría, Jason Fangusaro
    Pages 143-168
  9. Nancy D. Doolittle
    Pages 169-183
  10. Keren Barfi, Herbert Newton, Jamie Von Roenn
    Pages 215-233
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 235-239

About this book


Brain metastases are the most dreaded complication of systemic cancer, affecting approximately 170,000 people a year, a far greater incidence than primary brain tumors. Advances in modern chemotherapy have led to an improved control of system cancers, often with agents that poorly penetrate the central nervous system, resulting in an increasing incidence of brain metastases. Traditional chemotherapy has had little impact on brain metastases. The main therapeutic option is radiation therapy, and in a small number of patients - surgery. However, refinements in all of these treatments offer some positive outcomes and an increased ability to stratify patients based on certain criteria.

This book will bring current information on the presentation and management of patients with brain metastases, providing available data, giving guidelines that can be applied in day to day practice, updated information for neuro-surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and neuro-oncologists, as well as an overview for physicians in training.


"Brain metastases are one of the most devasting consequences of cancer. This text addresses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, imaging, and management of this complication. Experts in the field cover a broad array of relevant topics highlighting the challenges and current therapeutic strategies."

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

Series Editor


Nervous System brain brain tumor brain tumors brain, metastases, radiation, therapy, oncologists, cancer central nervous system imaging melanoma metastasis pathophysiology surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey J. Raizer
    • 1
  • Lauren E. Abrey
    • 2
  1. 1.Feinberg School of Medicine Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Department of NeurologyNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-69221-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-69222-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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