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This phase III trial compares the effect of adding whole brain radiotherapy with hippocampal
avoidance and memantine to stereotactic radiosurgery versus stereotactic radiosurgery alone
in treating patients with cancer that has spread to the brain and come back in other areas of
the brain after earlier stereotactic radiosurgery. Hippocampus avoidance during whole-brain
radiation therapy decreases the amount of radiation that is delivered to the hippocampus,
which is a brain structure that is important for memory. The medicine memantine is also often
given with whole brain radiation therapy because it may decrease the risk of side effects of
radiation on thinking and memory. Stereotactic radiosurgery delivers a high dose of radiation
only to the small areas of cancer in the brain and avoids the surrounding normal brain
tissue. Adding whole brain radiotherapy with hippocampal avoidance and memantine to
stereotactic radiosurgery may be effective in shrinking or stabilizing cancer that has spread
to the brain and returned in other areas of the brain after receiving stereotactic