Targeted radiotherapy of brain tumours.
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The utility of external beam radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant brain tumours is compromised by the need to avoid excessive radiation damage to normal CNS tissues. This review describes the current status of targeted radiotherapy, an alternative strategy for brain tumour treatment that offers the exciting prospect of increasing the specificity of tumour cell irradiation.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1038/sj.bjc.6601771
Publication InfoZalutsky, Michael Rod (2004). Targeted radiotherapy of brain tumours. Br J Cancer, 90(8). pp. 1469-1473. 10.1038/sj.bjc.6601771. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/11048.
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Jonathan Spicehandler, M.D. Professor of Neuro Oncology, in the School of Medicine
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