Lung Cancer Video Library - What is the Role of Memantine for Neuroprotection During Whole Brain Irradiation?

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What is the role for the neuroprotective agent memantine in patients receiving whole brain radiation therapy for brain metastases? Dr. Vivek Mehta reviews current practices to minimize risk of cognitive problems.

 

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Lung Cancer Leaps Expected at Scientific Meeting

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Dr. Thomas John is a thoracic oncologist at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Australia.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Annual Meeting brings together 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world. Educational sessions feature world-renowned faculty discussing state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field. The meeting will take place May 29 - June  2, 2015.