Chemotherapy and biological treatment options in breast cancer patients with brain metastasis: an update


Arslan C. , Dizdar O. , ALTUNDAG K.

EXPERT OPINION ON PHARMACOTHERAPY, cilt.15, ss.1643-1658, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1517/14656566.2014.929664
  • Dergi Adı: EXPERT OPINION ON PHARMACOTHERAPY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1643-1658

Özet

Introduction: Breast cancer (BC) is the second most common cause of CNS metastasis. Ten to 20% of all, and 38% of human epidermal growth factor-2 (+), metastatic BC patients experience brain metastasis (BM). Prolonged survival with better control of systemic disease and limited penetration of drugs to CNS increased the probability of CNS metastasis as a sanctuary site of relapse. Treatment of CNS disease has become an important component of overall disease control and quality of life.