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NF Center Researchers Use Novel Treatment for Brain Tumors

Dr. Kevin Cross, neurosurgery resident and National Institute of Health R25 grant awardee, recently published on the use of MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) for deep-seated gliomas in two children with NF1. In this report, Dr. Cross describes the success in using LITT to treat thalamic gliomas, which were not amenable to surgery. In one of these children, the tumor progressed despite multiple rounds of chemotherapy.

This work was published in Child’s Nervous System.

Cross KA, Salehi A, Abdelbaki MS, Gutmann DH, Limbrick DD Jr. Childs Nerv Syst. 2022 Sep 15. PMID: 36107223.