Date(s) - 04/04/2011
3:45 pm - 4:35 pm
The most common type of primary brain cancer is glioblastoma for which, when using our best combination of chemotherapy, surgical resection and radiation therapy, the 5-year survival is a disheartening 2%. Surgery and radiation therapy are impeded by our inability to identify areas where microscopic tumor infiltration has occurred. The goal of this study is to refine, validate and implement a computational tool that uses magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging to model the microscopic spread of cancer cells through the brain to create patient-specific treatment plans for glioblastoma.