New information on multiple brain metastases treatment?

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Question from Ele: Is there anything new in the treatment of multiple brain metastases from breast cancer and if so, what? Also, is Temodar recommended in this case?
Answers - Eric Winer, M.D. The treatment of multiple brain metastases typically involves radiation. We continue to search for new medical therapies for brain metastases and while some can be effective, there is no single treatment that can be routinely recommended in this situation apart from radiation. Particularly for women who have problems with recurrent brain metastases, management by a multidisciplinary team that includes a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, and sometimes a neurosurgeon is very important.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Updates From the 2010 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium featured Eric Winer, M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening, and treatment in early and metastatic breast cancer.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in December 2010.

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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