A leading clinician-researcher profiles clinical trials of mechanistically diverse treatment strategies to combat glioblastoma. All four stem from Cleveland Clinic’s robust translational collaborations in this space.
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.
Use of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) for brain tumors is well-described in adults, but not so much in pediatrics. This Q&A with a pediatric neurosurgeon shares essentials on LITT use in young patients.