Doctor's Corner


A view from the bench. Molecular biologist Pat Steeg, Ph.D., who heads the Center of Excellence, talks about her work in brain metastasis, the formation of the COE, and the goals of our research.

A view from the clinic. Oncologist Andrew Seidman, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, discusses screening, diagnosis and treatment when breast cancer spreads to the brain and other parts of the central nervous system.  He shares where he thinks the research is going.  Make sure to click on all five sections to read the entire interview.

1Screening for brain metastases

  2. Symptoms of CNS metastases

   3. Diagnosis and treatment planning

     4. Radiation therapy

     5. Other treatments for brain metastases


The materials in the Brain and CNS Metastases and Treatments sections was 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 is an employee of the intramural program of the National Cancer Institute. She participated in the Center of Excellence as part of her official government duty. Her viewpoints do not represent the National Cancer Institute.