Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors

VIDEO | 14:00

Radiation therapy, alone or in combination with chemotherapy, is the most effective treatment for certain types of brain tumors. Radiation oncologist Kathryn Beal of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center discusses the latest techniques — including stereotactic radiosurgery, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) — to deliver high doses of radiation directly to a tumor while sparing healthy brain tissue.