Systemic chemotherapy for a primary germ cell tumor of the brain: a pharmacokinetic study.

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Systemic administration of most chemotherapeutic agents has been assumed to be ineffective in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors because these agents fail to cross the intact blood-brain barrier. However, agents which fail to penetrate the intact blood-brain barrier may penetrate it under conditions which include the presence of tumor in… (More)

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