New treatments for brain metastases?


Question from sloop: Are there any new treatments for brain mets that offer up hope for long-term survival?
Answers - Kathy D. Miller, M.D. Perhaps not new therapies for patients with brain involvement, but more information that many of our new therapies are able to enter the brain and may have some effect at preventing the growth of brain metastases or decreasing the chance of brain metastases. We are also learning more about genes that alter the likelihood that the disease will travel to the brain, and that could lead to different treatment recommendations or follow-up recommendations for patients in the future.

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Updates from the 2009 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Kathy Miller, M.D. and Kristin Brill, M.D., F.A.C.S. answered your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening techniques, treatment options, and more.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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