Dr. Simon Lo is Professor and Vice Chair of Strategic Planning at the University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology and also Professor of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Lo has edited 4 comprehensive textbooks in SRS/ SBRT in addition to a comprehensive textbook in Adult CNS Oncology and has published over 200 full peer-reviewed papers, a majority of which center on SRS/ SBRT for all body sites and has led the SBRT programs in 3 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Dr. Lo is currently the President of the Radiation Oncology Chapter of American College of Radiology, a member of the Board of Directors Radiosurgery Society. He is a Fellow of American College of Radiology (FACR) and ASTRO (FASTRO).
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)/ stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) has become one of the standard treatment options for patients with limited brain metastases. Controversies exist regarding the best strategy to incorporate both surgery and SRS/ SRT in patients with large brain metastases. SRS/ SRT alone, after surgical resection or before surgical resection have been used to manage patients with large brain metastases. This lecture will cover the pros and cons and the outcomes with each strategy.