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2006-06-08 07:13:41

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For patients with cancer that has spread to the brain from other sites, adding whole-brain radiation therapy to focused radiation does not seem to improve survival, doctors in Japan report. Skipping whole-brain radiation does lead to increased recurrence of brain tumors. However, successful treatment is still possible in the event of a relapse, and omission of whole-brain radiation could avoid long-term neurological effects. "There is not yet a general...