An early use of laser interstitial thermal therapy followed by chemo-radiation has left a patient with WHO grade IV astrocytoma with no evidence of residual tumor or recurrence more than 6.5 years later.
Neurosurgeon Gene Barnett, MD, MBA, is the 2017 Sones Innovation Award honoree for inventing frameless neuronavigation and leading the development of laser thermal therapy for brain tumors.
The first case series outside Japan suggests this novel approach holds potential advantages over other radiosurgery strategies in survival, convenience and radiobiological effects.
Only two U.S. training centers offer regularly scheduled intro Gamma Knife courses. The director of one of those centers, who’s also the new chair of IGKRF, shares why this training matters.
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