Treatments for Brain Metastases

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In this section, you'll find out what you need to know about treatments for brain metastases. 

Current treatments
Treatment resources

For a more detailed understanding of treatments in the medical literature, see our Selected Bibliography:

- Conventional surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and whole brain radiation
- Chemotherapy, targeted and hormonal therapies


The materials in the Brain and CNS Metastases and Treatments sections have been medically reviewed by physicians who are part of our Center of Excellence.

All information on this website is intended for general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or medical treatment. We intend the information on this website to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor.

Dr. Patricia Steeg and Kevin Camphausen are employees of the intramural program of the National Cancer Institute. They participate in the Center of Excellence as part of their official government duty. Their viewpoints expressed do not represent the National Cancer Institute.