Central Nervous System Cancers, Version 2.2014

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  • 1 From University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center; City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Duke Cancer Institute; UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center; American Brain Tumor Association; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University; Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center; Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah; Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine; Moffitt Cancer Center; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center; and National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The NCCN Guidelines for Central Nervous System Cancers provide multidisciplinary recommendations for the clinical management of patients with cancers of the central nervous system. These NCCN Guidelines Insights highlight recent updates regarding the management of metastatic brain tumors using radiation therapy. Use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is no longer limited to patients with 3 or fewer lesions, because data suggest that total disease burden, rather than number of lesions, is predictive of survival benefits associated with the technique. SRS is increasingly becoming an integral part of management of patients with controlled, low-volume brain metastases.

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