Brain Tumors: Challenges in Treatment

Blood-brain barrier, surgery, tumor diversity, and tumor resistance are some of the challenges in treating brain tumors. Dr. Yazmin Odia, Lead Physician of Medical Neurologic Oncology with Miami Cancer Institute, explains the biggest issue is that the brain is a protected structure. "You can't simply remove large portions of the brain without causing great harm. The challenges arise from the fact that the brain is a specialized structure, and the complexity of the tumors themselves."

DISCLAIMER: The information and opinions expressed in the programs on this channel and website are intended to address specific questions asked or situations described in each particular program, are for educational purposes only, and are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these programs without seeking the advice of your personal physician or a qualified medical provider. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed, please contact your doctor or other medical professional.