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    1. 'The Pill:' Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests. Women under 50 with a glioma "were 90 percen

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    2. Brain Cancer Patient Brittany Maynard Ends Life

      Nov. 3, 2014 -- A 29-year-old woman dying of brain cancer took her own life Saturday, following through on a pledge she made about a month ago. Brittany Maynard ended her life by taking lethal drugs legally available in Oregon under a law that permits terminally ill people to end their lives. Maynar

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    3. Antiviral Drug May Extend Brain Cancer Survival

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used against a common virus may lengthen the lives of people with a deadly form of brain cancer, a preliminary study suggests. Writing in the Sept. 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers reported on 5

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    4. Study: No Link Between Cell Phone Use and Cancer

      Oct. 20, 2011 -- In recent years, people have been whipsawed by conflicting studies about the risks posed by low levels of radiation given off by cell phones. Now, one of the largest and longest-running studies ever to look for a link between mobile phone use and brain tumors shows that cell phone u

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    5. Seizure Drug May Extend Lives of Brain Cancer Patients

      Aug. 31, 2011 -- As many as half of all people with a common and potentially lethal type of brain cancer known as a glioblastoma will have a seizure at some point during their illness. Doctors often prescribe a drug to help control these seizures. But until now little was known about which drug, if

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    6. Study: Cell Phones Don't Raise Brain Cancer Risk in Kids

      July 27, 2011 -- Children and teens who use cell phones are not at increased risk of getting brain cancer, according to a new Swiss study. "We did not find that young mobile phone users have an increased risk for brain tumors when regularly using mobile phones," says study researcher Martin Roosli,

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    7. FDA Approves New Device for Brain Tumor Treatment

      April 18, 2011 -- The FDA has approved a new noninvasive portable device for the treatment of a deadly type of brain tumor. The device uses electrical fields to slow and possibly reverse tumor growth. The device, manufactured by Novocure, is called the NovoTTF-100A System and is meant for adults wit

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    8. FDA Panel Backs Device to Treat Brain Tumors

      March 17, 2011 -- An expert panel has advised the FDA to approve a new kind of device to treat recurrent glioblastoma, an aggressive and highly fatal kind of brain tumor. The FDA is not required to follow the recommendations of its advisory panels, though it commonly does. The NovoTTF-100A System (N

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    9. Genetic Defect at Work in Deadly Brain Tumors

      Dec. 22, 2010 -- Scientists say they’ve discovered a genetic defect that may contribute to the development of as many as one in four cases of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain tumor. The defect, a deletion in a gene known as NFKBIA, prevents cells from making enough of a pro

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    10. Many Patients with Incurable Brain Tumors Seek Complementary Therapies

      Dec. 14, 2010 -- Many people diagnosed with incurable brain tumors turn to complementary therapies to slow the growth of their cancer or relieve side effects like fatigue and depression, new research shows. The study, published in the Dec. 14 issue of the journal Neurology, included completed questi

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