July 30, 2022
Deciphering the Elusive Origin and Pathways of Brain Metastases BookmarkGeorge Lundberg, MD
The most common brain tumors are other types of cancer that have spread (or “metastasized”) to the brain from a primary site elsewhere in the body. And, the genomic makeup of the brain metastases may not be the same as the primary cancer. An article from The ASCO Post discusses what this means for treatment.
July 30, 2022
Strides Are Being Made in the Treatment of Brain Metastases From Breast Cancer BookmarkGeorge Lundberg, MD
Cancer that spreads to the brain is very difficult to treat, especially because of the blood-brain barrier. This article from The ASCO Post describes one promising new treatment.
August 27, 2018
Dual Immunotherapy a Winner for Melanoma Brain Mets BookmarkEmma Shtivelman, PhD
Excerpt from Medscape:
“Combined immunotherapy with two checkpoint inhibitors — nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) and ipilimumab (Yervoy, Bristol-Myers Squibb) — has shown ‘clinically meaningful’ efficacy in patients with asymptomatic, untreated melanoma metastases to the brain, according to a report regarding new data from the CheckMate 204 open-label phase 2 study.
” ‘Although current practice is to start with surgery, stereotactic radiotherapy, or both followed by immunotherapy or targeted agents, our results support the initiation of immunotherapy to achieve prompt control of both extracranial and brain metastases,’ write the authors.”
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