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Chemotherapy

  • Evaristo Maiello
  • Lucia Lombardi
  • Mario Brandi
  • Tommaso Scarabino

Abstract

Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs in the treatment of brain tumors and can usually be taken in combination with other therapeutic approaches such as RT or surgery. There are currently no indications for chemotherapy prior to surgery.

Keywords

Malignant Glioma Glial Tumor BCNU Wafer Gliadel Wafer Growth Factor Antibody 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Evaristo Maiello
    • 1
  • Lucia Lombardi
  • Mario Brandi
  • Tommaso Scarabino
  1. 1.Department of OncologyScientific Institute “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”San Giovanni Rotondo (FG)Italy

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