Doctors are hoping new technology will shrink people’s brain tumours without the debilitating side effects of current treatments, including memory loss.

Every year, thousands of Australians are diagnosed with brain tumours and usually they are secondary to other cancers found in their bodies.

While the current standard treatment is the application of radiation to their entire brain, this technique often causes hair loss, memory loss and other cognitive deficits that can reduce people’s quality of life.

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