University is First in US to Use New Brain Cancer Treatment

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Doctors at the University of Minnesota Hospital have used a new method to deliver radiation as part of cancer treatment. Clark Chen, who is affiliated with the Masonic Cancer Center, led the team that implanted Gamma Tiles during surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. "By implanting radiation directly, at the time of surgery, you are treating the tumor immediately," Chen told KARE11. "So [the patient is] getting much more intense radiation in the area that she needs it the most." Read more here