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Certain types of brain tumors known as glioblastoma multiforme and malignant gliomas may be treated with carmustine implant (Gliadel®). This prescription medication has been shown to increase survival rates in people with these types of cancer.
This chemotherapy drug comes in the form of small, dime-sized wafers that are implanted in the cavity that is left after the tumor is surgically removed. The wafers slowly dissolve and work by interfering with how cancer cells grow and multiply.
(Click Carmustine Implant for more information about how this chemotherapy drug works and how it is surgically implanted, as well as potential side effects and safety concerns. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)