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Study Suggests Potential Role for Laser Ablation in Glioblastoma Treatment, Monteris Medical Announces; Research in Mice Shows Laser Therapy Can Open Blood-Brain Barrier and Blood-Tumor Barrier

Aug 11, 2020 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

 Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., led by neurosurgeon Dr. Albert H. Kim, found direct evidence in mice that the focal thermal effect of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) opens the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-tumor barrier (BTB). Their findings, published inNeuro-Oncology Advancesand supported in part byMonteris Medical, suggest that this laser therapy – often used to treat cancer in other parts of the body – may...