[Locoregional treatments of brain metastases for patients with metastatic cutaneous melanoma: French national guidelines]

Neurochirurgie. 2014 Dec;60(6):269-75. doi: 10.1016/j.neuchi.2014.05.002. Epub 2014 Sep 17.
[Article in French]


Introduction: The management of metastatic cutaneous melanoma is changing, marked by innovative therapies. However, their respective use and place in the therapeutic strategy continue to be debated by healthcare professionals.

Objective: The French national cancer institute has led a national clinical practice guideline project since 2008. It has carried out a review of these modalities of treatment and established recommendations.

Methods: The clinical practice guidelines development process is based on systematic literature review and critical appraisal by experts. The recommendations are thus based on the best available evidence and expert agreement. Prior to publication, the guidelines are reviewed by independent practitioners in cancer care delivery.

Results: This article presents the results of bibliographic search, the conclusions of the literature and the recommendations concerning locoregional treatments of brain metastases for patients with metastatic cutaneous melanoma.

Keywords: Brain metastases; Chirurgie; Clinical practice guidelines; Locoregional treatments; Metastatic cutaneous melanoma; Mélanome cutané métastatique; Métastases cérébrales; Radiochirurgie; Radiosurgery; Radiotherapy; Radiothérapie; Recommandations pour la pratique clinique; Surgery; Traitements locorégionaux.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Brain Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / secondary*
  • Skin Neoplasms

Supplementary concepts

  • Melanoma, Cutaneous Malignant