The role of radiation therapy in the management of metastatic melanoma in the brain

Angela Hong*, Gerald Fogarty, Michael A. Izard

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    Abstract

    Brain metastasis is common in patients with melanoma and represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. There have been no specific randomized trials for patients with melanoma brain metastasis, so treatment is based on management of brain metastasis in general and requires multidisciplinary expertise including radiation oncology, neurosurgery, medical oncology, and palliative care. In this paper, we summarize the prognosis, general management, and the role of radiation therapy in the management of metastatic melanoma in the brain.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number294735
    Pages (from-to)1-6
    Number of pages6
    JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Oncology
    Volume2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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