Gamma Tile Therapy targets tumor cells while preserving brain tissue. Surgically guided treatment of the local radiation dose to the operative bed optimizes the therapeutic margin while minimizing complications. Structural offset of the radiation source from the brain tissue prevents harmful direct seed-to-tissue contact and enables intraoperative adjustment. In essence, a small tile is inserted during a brain surgery and delivers precision radiation internally, directly to the tumor with minimal side effects! It breaks the blood brain barrier. How is this possible?
Our second guest, Shannan Achens is a medium grade 16 year Glioma survivor (grade 2/3). After having multiple surgeries with standard protocol treatments that included oral chemo, external beam radiation, she was ready to try something out of the box. She gave Gamma Tile therapy a try and her results are astonishing. She tells her story and how this treatment has helped her.
Resources from Ep. 8:
Upstate Medical University- Brain tumors come out; brain ‘tiles’ go in,
KTBS 3 News- Medical experts call GammaTile a game changer,
American Brain Tumor Association: Gammatile Therapy: A Head STaRT in the Fight Against Brain Tumors,
Brains for the Cure- A new alternative to external radiation for recurrent brain tumors,