Central nervous system metastases in malignant melanoma
Of all the potential complications of malignant melanoma, none is more devastating or life threatening than the development of central nervous system (CNS) metastases. Once this occurs most patients are dead within a few months. While treatment may improve symptoms, it does little to prolong life in the majority of patients. Indeed, no effective methods of prevention or treatment have been devised to date, and these are urgently needed if we are to look forward to long-term survival and cure of such patients.
KeywordsBrain Metastasis Metastatic Malignant Melanoma Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation Central Nervous System Metastasis Prophylactic Cranial Radiation
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