Cancer

Treatment of Gliomas

Surgery:
Surgery:

This is done to remove the mass of tumorous cell which grows within the brain. The advanced surgical methods being used to cure this ailment are Functional brain mapping and Intra operative MRI.

Radiation Therapy:
Radiation Therapy:

This is an essential part of the treatment which follows post surgery. It prolongs the survival of many patients and provides cure to some patients. Radiation therapy for the treatment of gliomas is FSR – Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy.

Chemotherapy:
Chemotherapy:

This therapy is combined with radiation therapy and some other treatments being opted for gliomas. This therapy uses various drugs which are targeted directly on the cancerous cell or are given intravenously (drug injected into the blood which then travels till the cancerous site).

Vaccine and viral therapies:
Vaccine and viral therapies:

This treatment alters the immune system which can control the gliomas with vaccines. This therapy also includes infusion of immune cells inside the body and use of modified viruses which can target and attack the tumor.

Molecular targeted therapy:
Molecular targeted therapy:

Advances in knowing how brain cancer grows and progress at the cell level, has led to the invention of new drugs. These drugs target certain specific molecules. They then block or interfere with the growth and spread of tumorous cells.

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