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Webinar with Dr. Minesh Mehta (& Dr. Jack West) on Radiation for Prevention and Management of Brain Metastases in Lung Cancer

GRACE and the LUNGevity Foundation are proud to offer a webinar by Dr. Minesh Mehta, Professor of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern University and an internationally renowned expert in prevention and management of brain metastases. Dr. Mehta will review the evidence for and risks of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) to prevent development of brain metastases and improve survival in lung cancer. He will also review the treatment options, including the anticipated benefits and risks, of multiple well established and newer treatment options for existing brain metastases. Specific questions to be addressed include:

1) What is the evidence to support PCI for small cell lung cancer (SCLC)?

2) What is the evidence for PCI in the setting of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

3) What are the risks, both acute and long-term, with PCI?

4) What are the factors that determine whether whole brain radiation (WBR) or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is recommended for someone with brain metastases?

5) What is the success rate in terms of control of treated brain metastases and risk of new brain metastases after these treatments?

6) What are the risks of WBR and SRS?

7) Are systemic therapies recommended to be administered concurrent with brain radiation? Can this improve efficacy? Does it escalate risk?

8 ) What treatment options are available for patients who develop new brain lesions after PCI or WBR? What is the safety profile of these strategies?


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