Program leadership team: Jose Pablo Leone, MD; Wenya Linda Bi, MD, PhD; Eudocia Q. Lee, MD, MPH; Nancy Lin, MD; and Ayal Aizer, MD, MHS
When breast cancer spreads, it can travel to distant sites in the body such as the liver, bone, lungs, or brain. The treatment of patients with breast cancer that has spread to the brain (called brain metastases) or spinal fluid (called leptomeningeal
disease) requires a dedicated team of experts across several specialties.
At the Program for Patients with Breast Cancer Brain Metastases at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center you will receive care from a coordinated, multidisciplinary team of internationally recognized experts including medical oncologists,
radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neuroradiologists, and pathologists, who work together to provide the highest-level care.
There is no "one size fits all" approach for metastatic breast cancer, especially for patients whose cancer has spread to the brain. We will assess which team of specialists makes the most sense for you to see, given your specific situation, and create
a personalized treatment plan for you. We will coordinate your care so that all feasible approaches to treatment are considered, and you receive the treatment that is best for you.
Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis Multidisciplinary Expert Panel
Nancy Lin, MD, moderates a multidisciplinary expert panel, including Ayal Aizer, MD,
MHS, radiation oncologist; Wenya Linda
Bi, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon; Ugonma
Chukwueke, MD, MPH, neuro-oncologist; and Lianne Kraemer, a patient advocate living with breast cancer brain metastasis. Recorded November 16, 2021 during the 2021 EMBRACE Metastatic Breast Cancer Virtual Forum Series.
More information about our approach to treating brain metastases.
More about our approach to caring for patients with breast cancer.
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