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[Comment] Radiosurgery for resected brain metastases—a new standard of care?

23:34 EDT 4 Jul 2017 | The Lancet

Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has been the standard treatment for people with brain metastases for nearly 65 years. Only within the last decade has it become apparent, from patients presenting with limited intact brain metastases and randomly assigned to receive stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with or without WBRT, that WBRT causes substantial neurocognitive deficits and a deterioration in quality of life.1,2 These drawbacks are despite the advantage that WBRT yields in terms of reducing distant brain relapse.

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