Management of central nervous system (CNS) metastases in women with secondary breast cancer - A systematic review.

For this systematic review, CNS metastases from metastatic (secondary) breast cancer included metastases in the brain and in the spinal cord (including metastatic spinal cord compression), and both parenchymal and meningeal (leptomeningeal) metastases. Fifty seven citations were included in the review for the five primary research questions. Fifty-one citations were included for areas identified as other issues. Seven systematic reviews, including two Cochrane reviews were also used as primary references. These systematic reviews included evidence for management for CNS metastases in populations of mixed primary cancers.

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Cancer Type:
Breast cancer
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Resources for health professionals
Year: 2013
Document Status:
Greater than 5 years. This resource was developed, reviewed or revised more than 5 years ago and may no longer reflect current evidence or best practice.