metastatic brain cancer

(redirected from metastatic cancer to the brain)

metastatic brain cancer

A brain tumour arising from metastatic malignancy.

Primary sites
Lung, breast, colon, kidney, melanoma.
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Researchers at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ, analyzed results from the 401 patients treated in a previous Phase 3 trial, all of whom had metastatic cancer to the brain resulting either from lung, breast or other types of solid tumors.
Pharmacyclics also has Gd-Tex, a product designed to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy, in Phase Ib/II clinical testing for the treatment of metastatic cancer to the brain.
Nasdaq: PCYC) announced today that, based on the results of its Phase I clinical trial of gadolinium-texaphyrin (Gd-Tex) in cancer patients receiving radiation therapy, it has initiated a multicenter Phase Ib/II trial to determine the utility of the compound as a radiation sensitizer in patients with metastatic cancer to the brain.