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Radiation-Chemo Combo Prolongs Survival in Low-Grade Brain Tumour

2016 11 Apr

Patients with glioma – a low-grade type of brain tumour – who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer progression-free and overall survival than patients with only radiation therapy, according to the results of the clinical trial, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group... Read more

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First Patient in U.S. Gets Gamma Knife Icon Radiosurgery

2016 08 Mar

Swedish Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife Icon stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) system was used for the first time in the U.S. on 1 March at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Gamma Knife Center to treat a metastatic brain tumour. The patient, a 52-year-old male from El Dorado Hills, Calif., had previously undergone successful treatment for primary melanoma... Read more

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MRI 'Virtual Biopsy' of Brain Tumour

2015 28 May

A novel tiny drug-delivery system — so far tested in mice — can identify cancer cell types in the brain through “virtual biopsies” and then attack the molecular structure of the disease, according to researchers from Cedars-Sinai. If results are confirmed in human studies, the system could be used to deliver nanoscale drugs that can distinguish and... Read more

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Reducing Imaging Scans For Headaches May Delay Diagnosis

2014 30 Dec

According to an article published in the January issue of Neurosurgery, recent guidelines that seek to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of either missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain tumours. The article was written by Neurosurgeon Dr. Ammar H. Hawasli and colleagues of Washington University School... Read more

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