Treatment of brain metastasis: current status and future directions

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Abstract

Purpose of review

The purpose of this review is to highlight the most recent advances in the management of brain metastases.

Recent findings

Role of local therapies (surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery), new approaches to minimize cognitive sequelae following whole-brain radiotherapy and advances in targeted therapies have been reviewed.

Summary

The implications for clinical trials and daily practice of the increasing use of stereotactic radiosurgery in multiple brain metastases and upfront targeted agents in asymptomatic brain metastases are discussed.

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