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2013-02-19 12:16:26

Genetic medicine experts from Manchester Biomedical Research Centre at Saint Mary's Hospital and The University of Manchester have identified a new gene responsible for causing an inherited form of tumor, known as spinal meningioma. Professor Richard Marias, Director of the Paterson Institute Meningiomas are the commonest form of tumor affecting the brain and spine. Usually meningiomas can be removed by surgery and do not recur. Occasionally people can develop more than one meningioma or...

2012-04-11 05:43:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When you have throbbing pain due to your teeth, the last thing you think about is the danger of the dental x-ray. A new study reveals that individuals who have received frequent dental x-rays have an increased risk of developing the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor in the United Sates, meningioma. Meningioma is mostly caused by ionizing radiation. Dental x-rays are the most common artificial source of exposure to ionizing radiation for people living in the United...

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...

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...

2009-05-13 12:42:00

Monteris Medical Earns 510(k) Clearance for AutoLITT(TM) KALAMAZOO, Mich., and WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- An MRI-guided laser surgery method, in investigational use at both The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, holds promise for thousands of brain tumor patients and has earned clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in neurosurgery. The first applications of the technology are expected to be for the treatment of otherwise...

2004-12-08 07:31:45

Shaped beam radiation helps with brain, spinal cancer HealthDayNews -- A new kind of radiation technology called shaped beam surgery lets doctors treat brain and spinal tumors that can't be attacked with conventional surgery. Shaped beam surgery can mold radiation beams to match the exact size and shape of a tumor. This technology is available at only a few U.S. medical centers, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. "Shaped beam surgery is a major advance in treating...

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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