New Hope for Patients with Inoperable Brain Tumors

There is new hope for patients with inoperable brain tumors or lesions previously diagnosed as untreatable.

The Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology team researched and implemented NeuroBlate® (laser interstitial thermal therapy) technology, which uses MRI-guided lasers to destroy tumors without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue.

The NeuroBlate System:

  • Is a revolutionary and minimally invasive technology that gives a pain-free alternative to traditional open surgery or radiosurgery.
  • Was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2009.
  • Is especially effective in treating glioblastoma – one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain cancers – and other inoperable brain tumors for patients who otherwise are considered "high risk" for surgery.
  • Is offered at UH Case Medical Center, one of only nine hospital centers in the United States using this technology.

Learn more about NeuroBlate treatment and view an animated rendering of how the treatment works.

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