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Convection-enhanced delivery for glioblastoma: targeted delivery of antitumor therapeutics


Glioblastoma is the most common primary brain tumor in adults and carries a dismal prognosis despite advancements in treatment. Diffuse tumor infiltration precludes curative surgical resection and necessitates advancements in drug delivery mechanisms. Convection-enhanced delivery (CED) enables continuous local drug delivery for a diverse population of antitumor agents. Importantly, CED circumvents therapeutic challenges posed by the blood–brain barrier by facilitating concentrated local therapeutic drug delivery with limited systemic effects.

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