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Frequent Dental X-rays May Be Linked To Brain Tumors
2012-04-10 11:50:38

A new study has shown a link between frequent dental X-rays and an increased risk of developing non-cancerous brain tumors. Researchers are using this study as a reminder of the dangers of frequent dental X-rays. Rather than suggesting patients eschew these X-rays, these researchers are recommending their new findings become part of the conversation the patient has with their doctor. In fact, the American Dental Association´s (ADA) guidelines still recommend healthy patients, free of...

2011-06-16 12:51:11

The drug ICT-107 targets 6 antigens found in brain tumors and 3 found in cancer stem cells, prolonging survival in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute targets overactive antigens in highly aggressive brain tumors and improves length of survival in newly diagnosed patients, according to new data that was presented in a poster session at the 47th Annual...

2011-05-17 07:05:00

Pathologist available to discuss warning signs and how brain tumors are diagnosed NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by College of American Pathologists: WHAT: Mary Tyler Moore, the actress best known for her roles on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" was recently diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor. Meningiomas account for more than 25 percent of primary brain tumors. Usually, most meningiomas are...

2010-11-22 19:36:51

Where complete tumor removal not possible, radiation therapy yields similar results A new Mayo Clinic study (http://newsblog.mayoclinic.org/2008/12/03/brain-tumors-best-treatments-for-long-term-survival/) found that children with low-grade brain tumors (gliomas) (http://www.mayoclinic.org/brain-tumors/) who undergo aggressive surgery to completely remove the tumor have an increased chance of overall survival. If complete removal is not possible, adding radiation therapy to a less complete...

2010-06-23 08:00:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. and ATLANTA, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 4, a 69-year-old male patient was Riverside & University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center's 1,000(th) patient to be treated since the facility opened in 2006. Clinicians used their Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C to treat a metastatic melanoma in the patient's brain. Coincidentally, the patient also had undergone radiosurgery earlier for lung and chest wall nodules, benefiting that time by Riverside's Elekta...

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2010-05-17 10:20:00

Researchers have found no clear link between mobile phones and brain cancer, although researchers did say that further studies are necessary due to increasingly intensive use. "The study doesn't reveal an increased risk, but we can't conclude that there is no risk because there are enough findings that suggest a possible risk," the study's chief author, Elisabeth Cardis, told AFP. The Interphone study results included 2,708 cases of glioma tumors and 2,409 meningioma tumors in 13 countries...

2010-05-17 08:01:00

LONDON, May 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA welcomes the publication by the INTERPHONE study group of the results for the combined analysis for glioma and meningioma in the International Journal of Epidemiology. In the press release announcing the paper Dr Christopher Wild, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said: 'An increased risk of brain cancer is not established from the data from Interphone. However, observations at the highest level of...

2009-12-22 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of December 17, 2009, UPMC physicians used Gamma Knife® surgery to treat the center's 10,000th patient, an 81-year-old male with a tumor deep in his brainstem, a site where traditional surgery would have been impossible. Gamma Knife surgery is performed using Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife system, which directs up to 201 pencil-thin beams of therapeutic radiation precisely on brain tumors and other targets in the head....

2009-12-14 14:17:09

Only about one in 2,000 people in the United States get a sinus tumor, but Johnnie Wilcox was one of the unfortunate few. Ms. Wilcox's tumor was a classic case. She had few symptoms early on, and even those problems were mistaken for blocked sinuses. "For several months, I could not breathe through the right side of my nose," recalled the resident of Goldthwaite, a town of less than 2,000 in the heart of Texas' Hill Country. "I felt a fullness, but I didn't take that as something terrible. I...

2009-12-04 13:27:56

There was no substantial change in brain tumor incidence among adults 5 to 10 years after cell phone usage sharply increased, according to a new brief communication published online December 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Although cell phone use has been proposed as a risk factor for brain tumors, a biological mechanism to explain this association is not known. Isabelle Deltour, Ph.D., of the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, in Copenhagen, and...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
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