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Erschienen in: memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology 2/2021

01.06.2021 | editorial

Neuro-oncology 2021

verfasst von: Dr. med. Silvia Hofer

Erschienen in: memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology | Ausgabe 2/2021

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In this issue of  memo (Magazine of European Medical Oncology), you will find two review articles: one on the current management of brain metastases [ 1] and a second one on leptomeningeal metastases [ 2]. Both disease manifestations of solid tumors have gained interest, mostly due to an increasing number of affected patients, an improved pathophysiological understanding and, most importantly, advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. A valuable addition to the two previously mentioned articles is a statement by Dieckmann and Herrmann on the role of whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in these tumor manifestations. Impressive neurocognitive deteriorations already 3 months after and increasingly in the first year after WBRT limit the indication of this modality in favour of focused irradiation or targeted therapy in accordance with the tumor entity [ 3]. …
Metadaten
Titel
Neuro-oncology 2021
verfasst von
Dr. med. Silvia Hofer
Publikationsdatum
01.06.2021
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology / Ausgabe 2/2021
Print ISSN: 1865-5041
Elektronische ISSN: 1865-5076
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12254-021-00707-3