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Drug Delivery in Paediatric Brain Tumours /
Convection enhanced delivery of chemotherapy to paediatric brain stem tumours

1st - 2nd Feb 2016

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Published: 08.02.16
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Prof Steven Gill - Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK

Prof Gill talks to ecancertv at Children with Cancer UK’s workshop on Drug Delivery in Paediatric Brain Tumours in London, UK.

In the interview he discusses early clinical experience of intermittently delivering carboplatin directly to paediatric brainstem tumours using a novel implantable neurosurgical device.

The device consists of four very fine catheters that are implanted deep within the brain using a dedicated robotic technique.

Chemotherapeutic drugs can then be injected directly into the site the tumour via a technique called convection enhanced delivery (CED).

The device was originally developed for delivering a protein therapy to adults with Parkinson’s disease and is now being tested in children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a tumour that is not amenable to surgical resection.

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Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

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ecancer Global Foundation