#LCSM Chat 7/30 8pm ET: What’s the Role Today of Whole Brain Radiation for #LungCancer with Brain Metastases?

by H. Jack West, MD Brain metastases are relatively common in lung cancer, seen in about 15% of cases, and the management of them is evolving as technology and our preferences change. For decades, whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) was the only game in town and did a reasonable job controlling a problem that we couldn’t manage readily any other way – chemotherapy generally doesn’t penetrate well into the brain, and brain surgery is only a feasible option for one or a few brain metastases, not many. But over the past 10-15… Read More