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- Question: What is Gliadel® Wafer?
GLIADEL® Wafer delivers BCNU directly to the site of the recurrent brain tumor.
After a surgeon operates to remove GBM tissue, he or she implants up to eight dime-sized GLIADEL® Wafers in the space the tumor once occupied. Each wafer contains a precise amount of BCNU. Over the next 2 to 3 weeks, the wafers slowly dissolve, bathing the surrounding cells with BCNU.
The goal of GLIADEL® Wafer therapy is to kill tumor cells left behind after surgery, thereby extending survival.
(This was taken from the gliadel.com website with permission