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  • Question: My father has glioblastoma and the oncologist is suggesting starting the standard round of 30 radiotherapy treatments (following the surgery). It was a 2.5 cm tumor that was mostly removed from the surface of the right frontal lobe. IMRT is not available in our Canadian province. Would radiotherapy using IMRT versus the traditional radiotherapy approach be beneficial for my father in terms of tumor management, and more so in terms of possible side effects? We are debating if we should try to ask for a referral to a center in a different province that does have IMRT available (we are in Canada, so our medical system is a bit different than the states).
  • Answer:09/06/2004
    IMRT has shown NO benefit on survival in this situation. Concurrent Temodar with radiation and afterward has shown some benefit on survival. Talk with your physicians.

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