Interstitial drug delivery to brain tumours

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Published: 4 Feb 2016
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Dr Henry Brem - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

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

He discusses the use of interstitial drug delivery systems to target brain tumours.

Dr Brem highlights how the combination of chemotherapy wafer implants, radiation therapy and oral temozolomide have already helped increase the survival of patients with glioma substantially from 9 to 21 months.

The use of immunotherapies such as checkpoint inhibitors with local delivery of chemotherapy is potentially very promising.