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Adult Brain Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Type of Adult Brain Tumor

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Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent adult brain tumor. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Metastatic Brain Tumors

Treatment of a single tumor that has spread to the brain from another part of the body may include the following:

  • Radiation therapy to the whole brain.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery followed by radiation therapy to the whole brain.
  • Surgery followed by radiation therapy to the whole brain. It is not known if surgery improves survival.

Treatment of more than one tumor that has spread to the brain from another part of the body may include the following:

  • Radiation therapy to the whole brain.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Radiation therapy to the whole brain and stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Chemotherapy, if the primary tumor is one that responds to anticancer drugs.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with tumors metastatic to brain. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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