Novel Therapy Uses Radioactive Seeds to Treat Brain Tumors

A diagnosis of cancer is shocking for most people. But a diagnosis of brain cancer may carry additional fear when one considers these facts: no other cancer is as challenging to effectively treat as brain cancer, and the average five-year survival rate for people with malignant brain tumors is about 36%.

Fortunately, the availability of a novel treatment called GammaTile® Therapy is offering hope for people like 68-year-old Jane Finch Hall.

GammaTile® Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastomas

Neuro-Oncology Advances 2021 | Dominic J Gessler, Elizabeth C Neil, Rena Shah, Joseph Levine, James Shanks, Christopher Wilke, Margaret Reynolds, Shunqing Zhang, Can Özütemiz, Mehmet Gencturk, Mark Folkertsma, W Robert Bell, Liam Chen, Clara Ferreira, Kathryn Dusenbery, Clark C Chen. GammaTile® Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastomas [published online December 27, 2021].

IEEE Pulse Feature: Harnessing Another Tool for Treating Brain Cancer

Imagining a future with new life-saving approaches for brain cancer may soon become reality. “I think the holy grail is some kind of treatment that cures a person from a biologic level. If we could cure without radiation at all that would be ideal,” Mohiuddin says. For the thousands of people diagnosed with brain cancer every year, this future can’t come soon enough. Until then, the addition of new tools such as GammaTile offer some hope for living with brain cancer.