More Complete Removal of Malignant Brain Tumors by Fluorescence-Guided Surgery
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Last updated:30th Sep 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and utility of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) for identifying your tumor during surgery. 5-ALA is not FDA approved at this time. When the investigators remove the tumor from your brain, it is important that they remove all of the tumor and not remove parts of normal brain. Sometimes this can be difficult because the tumor can look like normal brain. In some brain tumors, 5-ALA can make the tumors glow red under blue light.
|Study start date||2011-09-30|