One treatment approach that shows much promise is called convection enhanced delivery.
In this method, drugs are infused directly into the brain tumor using one or more special catheters implanted in or near the tumor. The catheters deliver drug under pressure (convection) over 48-72 hours as if on a wave. This technique allows the delivery of large molecules such as antibodies or immunotoxins over a predetermined volume of distribution.
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