Brain Tumours: Pre-clinical Assessment of Targeted, SiteSpecific Therapy Exploiting Ultrasound and CancerChemotherapeutic Drugs

Anthony McHale, N Nomikou

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Abstract

Although recent advances in developingdrug carriers and targeting systems to facilitate sitedirected,cancer chemotherapy-based treatment modalitiesfor solid tumours in general have indicated verysignificant patient benefit, tumours occurring in thebrain have presented significant challenges. The purposeof this chapter will be to review existing therapeuticapplications of transcranial ultrasound and toexamine current experimental approaches based on theuse of ultrasound to non-invasively enhance the actionof cancer chemotherapeutics in a site-specific manner.Benefits afforded by such therapeutic strategies in thetreatment of localised intracranial solid tumours willbe highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 4
Pages313-322
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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