Palliative Radiotherapy: Brain Metastases

This is a clinical practice guideline for adult patients, with single or multiple brain metastases, arising from cancer of any histology, excluding germ cell tumours and hematologic malignancies. The guideline examines strategies for the management and treatment of adults with: a newly diagnosed solitary brain metastasis, newly diagnosed multiple brain metastases, as well as progressive or recurrent brain metastases. Management and treatment options explored vary by whether the metastatic disease is solitary, multiple, recurrent or progressive but include: neurosurgery, whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), as well as supportive care.