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Why are glioblastomas difficult to treat?

Glioblastomas, the most common type of malignant brain tumor, grow very fast and can quickly spread to other areas of the brain. So, according to Linda Liau, MD, PhD, director of the UCLA Brain Tumor Program, even with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, most malignant brain tumors will return because it is impossible to remove every cancerous cell.

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