The authors report their initial treatment results in 49 patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GM) who received intraoperative endocurietherapy (ECT) with high‐activity cobalt 60 (60Co) probe. Thirty poor prognosis (unresectable tumor) patients (Group I) with newly diagnosed GM were treated by either biopsy or subtotal excision, followed by 20.00‐Gy single‐fraction 60Co probe ECT, and 60.00‐Gy external‐beam radiation therapy (EXRT) (80.00 Gy total tumor dose). Nineteen patients (Group II) with recurrent, previously resected and externally irradiated GM were retreated with 20.00‐Gy single‐fraction 60Co probe ECT alone. The authors' initial experience with intraoperative ECT of GM is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Oct 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research