Glioblastoma starts in astrocyte cells that support your brain’s nerve cells and is an aggressive type of brain cancer, found primarily in older adults. Glioblastomas can metastasize or spread through brain tissue and can be difficult to remove.
Our Approach to Treating Glioblastoma
Our experienced neurosurgeons will work to remove as much of the glioblastoma tumor as possible. Because glioblastoma tumors grow into the normal brain tissue and complete removal isn't possible, most patients receive additional treatments after surgery to target the remaining cancer cells.
Radiation therapy such as X-rays or protons is given to target and kill remaining cancer cells after surgery and may be combined with chemotherapy. For people who can't undergo surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy may be used as primary treatment.
Chemotherapy may be recommended as part of an overall treatment plan to treat glioblastoma which includes those administered intravenously through a vein in your arm or taken orally (by mouth) in pill form.