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Great review article on whole brain radiation therapy, highly recommended

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  Dr. Jacob Scott, a friend who is a radiation oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL wrote a terrific review article on whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) that is available to the general public.  Though written for physicians, I would say that the language is accessible enough that patients and caregivers can also understand most or all of it and would find it very helpful. It covers the historical development of WBRT as a standard therapy for brain metastases, the evidence on acute and longer term side effects, the questions on how it should be integrated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and studies of adding systemic therapies with WBRT.  Since these questions come up very often, I would recommend this article as a great source of information.

   As a bit of colorful background, I met the talented and very interesting Dr. Scott at TEDMED last year, where he spoke eloquently on his recommendation for the changing role of doctors in a new era of medicine.  At that meeting, we had a very enjoyable discussion where we learned that not only was he from Cleveland like me, but he attended the same school, where his mother was also a teacher…and in fact she was my kindergarten teacher.  I know…wild. You can’t make this stuff up.


One Response to Great review article on whole brain radiation therapy, highly recommended

  • jacobgscott says:

    Thanks for highlighting this Dr. West.

    For those interested, I posted this article, and continue to post articles of this sort, on my blog which covers a number of topics including theoretical biology, radiation therapy, evolution of resistance and medical education. If interested, folks can find it here:

    cancerconnector.blogspot.com

    I hope people find the article useful. So much information to sort through out there, it is great to have a resource like GRACE to help curate it. Keep up the good work.

    -Jake

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