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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 257-280; doi:10.3390/cancers4010257
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Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma: An Overview

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Received: 7 January 2012; in revised form: 1 March 2012 / Accepted: 5 March 2012 / Published: 7 March 2012
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Abstract: Despite the therapeutic advances in neuro-oncology, most patients with glioblastoma ultimately experience local progression/relapse. Re-irradiation has been poorly viewed in the past, mainly due to the overestimated risk of side effects using conventional radiotherapy. To date, thanks to the improvement of several delivery techniques, together with improved imaging capabilities, re-irradiation is a viable salvage treatment option to manage such clinical scenario. A literature overview on the feasibility and efficacy of the different irradiation modalities for recurrent glioblastoma along with considerations on areas of improvement are provided.
Keywords: glioblastoma; recurrence; radiation therapy glioblastoma; recurrence; radiation therapy
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Amelio, D.; Amichetti, M. Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma: An Overview. Cancers 2012, 4, 257-280.

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Amelio D, Amichetti M. Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma: An Overview. Cancers. 2012; 4(1):257-280.

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Amelio, Dante; Amichetti, Maurizio. 2012. "Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma: An Overview." Cancers 4, no. 1: 257-280.


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