Controversies concerning the application of brachytherapy in central nervous system tumors

@article{Liu2009ControversiesCT,
  title={Controversies concerning the application of brachytherapy in central nervous system tumors},
  author={Bo-lin Liu and Jin-xiang Cheng and Xiang Zhang and Wei Zhang},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={136},
  pages={173-185}
}
Brachytherapy (BRT) is defined as a therapy technique where a radioactive source is placed a short distance from or within the tumor being treated. Much expectation has been placed on its efficacy to improve the outcome for patients with central nervous system (CNS) tumors due to the initial promising results from single institution retrospective studies. However, these optimistic findings have been highly debated since the selection criteria itself is preferable to other therapeutic modalities… CONTINUE READING

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