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Newer Techniques

Doctors are constantly exploring new and better ways to treat primary brain tumors.

  • Drugs that make tumor cells more sens itive to radiation are called radiosensitizers. Combining radiation with radiosensitizers may allow doctors to kill more tumor cells.
  • Chemotherapy is used with radiation to treat some brain tumors. Your doctor may recommend that you consult with a medical oncologist (chemotherapy doctor) before starting radiation.