Gamma Knife, immunotherapy combo shows promise in managing certain brain tumors

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Gamma Knife, immunotherapy combo shows promise in managing certain brain tumors

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | June 12, 2018 Rad Oncology Radiation Therapy

As the only Gamma Knife center in San Diego County, California, the San Diego Gamma Knife Center is uniquely positioned to offer this effective treatment for metastatic brain tumors caused by melanoma. Using Gamma Knife treatment in combination with immunotherapies such as Ipilimumab could be the key to managing metastatic brain tumors and increasing survival rates for people living with metastatic melanoma. With over 4,000 patients already treated, the San Diego Gamma Knife Center offers a powerful treatment option to stop the progression of certain types of brain tumors, increasing the number of positive patient outcomes for people living in local communities and across the nation.

About the San Diego Gamma Knife Center:

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Since its opening, the San Diego Gamma Knife Center® has treated over 4,000 patients with various brain disorders from around the world. The facility is equipped to provide advanced radiosurgical treatment for a variety of conditions, including metastatic brain tumors, primary brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia and cluster headaches.

On the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital, the Center offers the use of its facilities to credentialed neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists in Southern California. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla provides accurate diagnoses, treatment and support for a range of neurological conditions and disorders. To learn more about the San Diego Gamma Knife Center®, please visit

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