The rationale for adjuvant whole brain radiation therapy with radiosurgery in the treatment of single brain metastases.

@article{Patchell2003TheRF,
  title={The rationale for adjuvant whole brain radiation therapy with radiosurgery in the treatment of single brain metastases.},
  author={Roy A. Patchell and William F. Regine},
  journal={Technology in cancer research & treatment},
  year={2003},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={111-5}
}
Randomized trials have established the efficacy of focal treatment (either stereotactic radiosurgery or conventional surgery) for single brain metastases. In the past, adjuvant whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) was routinely given with focal therapy. Recently, the utility of adjuvant WBRT has been called into question. This paper examines the scientific… CONTINUE READING