KNDU/NBC TV “Living Well” Show: Dr. Lawenda Discusses Brain Tumor Management (August 19, 2017)
Brain Tumor Facts
Guidelines Based Workup and Treatment
Multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Team
Most brain tumor centers of excellence have a team of experts that are dedicated to the complex management of brain tumors.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Electric Field Therapy/Tumor Treating Fields (TTF)
Management of Brain Tumor Recurrences
If a brain tumor recurs, we often use expert panel consensus guidelines to help us workup and manage the recurrence in the most up to date, evidence-based manner. As you can see in the example below (for recurrent anapestic gliomas and GBMs), we follow an algorithm approach that is based on the opinions of the top brain tumor experts (in this case, the NCCN Brain Tumor expert panel.)
Integrative Oncology Approach
As an integrative oncologist, our role is to take a holistic approach to the care of our patients. This involves assessing their treatments, side effects, physical condition, psychoemotional state, lifestyle factors, and making evidence-based recommendations that take all of these into account to help optimize outcomes and quality of life.