Two doctors on our medical staff, Anthony D’Ambrosio, MD, and William Cobb, MD, recently contributed to an article titled “Stereotactic radiosurgery in the management of non–small cell lung cancer brain metastases: a prospective study using the NeuroPoint Alliance Stereotactic Radiosurgery Registry” published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an advanced form of radiation treatment for brain metastases and provides an alternative to open surgery or whole-brain radiation. The Valley Hospital participates in the SRS Registry of the NeuroPoint Alliance that is a consortium of over 20 health institutions throughout the world. The registry gathers patient data for research purposes to improve the treatment of metastatic brain tumors. In this article, data was collected to investigate the effectiveness of SRS on lung cancer that has spread to the brain. Continued participation in the Registry will allow The Valley Hospital to continue to be a leader in advancing the care of patients with metastatic brain tumors.

The study can be found here.