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2009-11-04 12:17:24

Treating a common brain tumor with multiple sessions of radiation appears to result in less brain swelling than treating the tumor once with a high dose of radiation, say researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital. Benign brain tumors known as meningiomas are often treated with a single, high dose of radiation using stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). At Georgetown, SRS is conducted using CyberKnife. A single SRS treatment leads to good tumor...

2009-11-03 14:57:11

Optic nerve sheath meningiomas are rare tumors that are traditionally treated with surgery, which is typically a blinding procedure. However, researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital have found that a specialized type of radiation therapy offers the same local control, with fewer adverse effects on vision. The investigators presented their data at the 51st ASTRO Annual Meeting (Abstract #2676/B-261). Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy is a more precise, targeted type of...

2009-07-13 14:39:19

U.S. scientists say they've discovered a gene believed to be involved in meningiomas tumors might not be as major a factor as previously believed. North Carolina State University researchers compared human and canine genomes and discovered the gene commonly thought to cause tumors that affect the meninges, or thin covering of the human brain, might not be as important as thought for tumor formation. Humans suffering from meningioma frequently lose one copy of nearly the entire length of human...

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2008-05-03 19:09:20

A recent study found that women who work regularly around weed killers could be at an increased risk of a certain type of brain cancer.Initially, researchers found no added risk due to job-exposure to pesticides or herbicides.However, researchers reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology after closer examination of the data collected from more than 1,400 U.S. adults, they found that women who had on-the-job exposure to the plant-killing chemicals were at twice the risk of developing...

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2008-02-06 20:55:10

A new Japanese study suggests that using mobile phones does not raise the risk of brain tumors. The study, conducted by Tokyo Women's Medical University, found no increased risk of the three main types of brain cancer in those who regularly use mobile phones.The research is the first of its kind to examine the effects of handset radiation levels on different parts of the brain.The study compared 322 brain cancer patients with one of the three most common types of brain tumor "“ glioma,...

2007-07-01 06:19:10

By Karen Garloch, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 1--Along Interstate 85, billboards boast of NorthEast Medical Center's new CyberKnife, a robot that performs "knifeless cancer surgery" with "precision accuracy." Ads call it "the world's most accurate robotic radiosurgery device." Despite the hype, the $3.7 million CyberKnife is just one of a number of technologies that deliver high-energy radiation with pinpoint accuracy to shrink or obliterate tumors with fewer treatments for patients...

2004-11-25 03:00:18

A patient who had been treated for bilateral breast carcinoma subsequently developed a metastatic breast lesion in a meningioma. Although it is not uncommon for more than one tumor to occur in the same patient, metastases from one tumor into another tumor are rare ("tumor to tumor" phenomenon). Meningiomas are the most common primary, intracranial tumors to harbor metastases, the majority of which arise from breast and lung carcinomas. Patients with a history of breast cancer and a solitary,...


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