CyberKnife Treatment Overview: SRS for Glioblastomas

Glioblastomas are a type of brain tumor that can develop from astrocytes, cells that make up the supportive tissue of the brain. Usually highly malignant, glioblastomas can reproduce quickly and invade and live within normal brain tissue. Treatment options for glioblastomas can include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
 
Louisville CyberKnife treats glioblastomas and other brain tumors with a special type of radiation therapy called stereotactic radiosurgery. For patients with surgically inoperable tumors or those looking for a noninvasive option, SRS with CyberKnife® technology may reduce treatment and recovery time, while decreasing overall side effects that may be associated with other forms of treatment such as whole brain radiation therapy.

Unlike some radiosurgery systems, CyberKnife does not require a metal frame to secure the patient’s head but instead uses a painless mesh face mask to secure the head and protect critical structures in the brain.

If you or a loved one is seeking treatment for a glioblastoma, please contact our center for more information on stereotactic radiosurgery with CyberKnife.