Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases from Lung Cancer

Posted On 2021-05-07 10:23:07


This series on “Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases from Lung Cancer” is edited by Prof. Lucyna Kepka from the Department of radiotherapy, Miitary Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.

All aforementioned considerations relate to the patients with preserved performance status who may benefit from the progress in the management of lung cancer. However, among patients with brain metastases from lung cancer, there is a significant proportion of patients with poor performance status, for whom WBRT has no benefit over the use of steroids alone. These patients should benefit from the early introduction of all measures of palliative care without radiotherapy, because such an approach improves the quality of life, especially in patients with lung cancer.

Preface on Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases from Lung Cancer
Treatment of brain metastases from lung cancer: challenging the historical nihilism concerning prognosis
Lucyna Kepka

Review Article on Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases from Lung Cancer
Radiotherapy in brain metastases from EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer
Shruti Bhandari, Neal Dunlap, Goetz Kloecker

Hippocampal avoidance in prophylactic cranial irradiation for small cell lung cancer: benefits and pitfalls
Aswin George Abraham, Wilson Roa

WBRT for brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer: for whom and when?—Contemporary point of view
Beata Sas-Korczynska, Monika Rucinska

Supportive care for patients with brain metastases from lung cancer
Akanksha Sharma, Maciej M. Mrugala

Radiotherapy for brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer in distinct clinical indications and scenarios
Lucyna Kepka, Joanna Socha, Beata Sas-Korczynska

Prophylactic cranial irradiation in non-small cell lung cancer: evidence and future development
Justyna Chalubinska-Fendler, Lucyna Kepka

Local ablative therapy of brain metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer: benefits and limitations
Felipe de Azevedo Rosas, Sérgio Leonardo Favareto, Douglas Guedes de Castro

Management of brain metastases in elderly patients with lung cancer
Joanna Socha, Anna Rychter, Lucyna Kepka

Radiotherapy of brain metastasis from lung cancer in limited resource settings
Jai Prakash Agarwal, Anil Tibdewal, Sulagna Mohanty, Naveen Mummudi

Combination of immunotherapy and radiotherapy in the treatment of brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer
Rafal Suwinski

Disclosure:
The focused issue “Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases from Lung Cancer” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Lucyna Kepka is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.