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2012-01-19 20:42:22

A recent analysis of clinical trial results performed by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) demonstrate that a chromosomal abnormality–specifically, the absence (co-deletion) of chromosomes 1p and 19q–have definitive prognostic and predictive value for managing the treatment of adult patients with pure and mixed anaplastic oligodendrogliomas. The presence of the chromosomal abnormality was associated with a substantially better prognosis and near-doubling of median...

2011-12-15 17:55:00

Physicians at the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience are tackling a particularly aggressive brain cancer that even surgery, chemotherapy and radiation often fail to treat with a promising new immunotherapy to attack a patientâs tumor with their own cancer cells. Philadelphia (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 Physicians at the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience (JHN), the regionâs only dedicated hospital for neuroscience, are tackling a particularly aggressive brain...

2011-12-01 22:30:45

Bright color distinguishes tumor from healthy tissue to improve tumor resection Just 24 hours after Lisa Rek sang at her niece's wedding, her husband Brad was driving her to a local hospital. "The pain got worse. When we got to the emergency room, I said to Brad 'something is just not right,'" Rek remembers. After an MRI showed a suspected tumor, Rek was immediately flown to Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center, where Andrew Sloan, MD, diagnosed her...

2011-11-23 14:21:24

Glioblastoma is regarded as the most malignant form of brain tumor. In many cases, neurosurgeons are not able to remove such tumors completely because of the risk of destroying too much brain tissue in the process. Moreover, it is often impossible to identify all the fine extensions by which the tumor spreads into surrounding healthy tissue. To at least slow down the growth of tumor cells that have remained in the head, almost all glioblastoma patients are treated by radiotherapy after...


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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
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