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  1. FDA OKs Avastin for Glioblastoma

    May 6, 2009 -- The FDA has approved the drug Avastin to treat a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma that progresses despite treatment with other therapies. Genentech, the company that makes Avastin, announced the FDA's approval, calling Avastin the first new treatment for glioblastoma in more t

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  2. Marijuana Chemical May Fight Brain Cancer

    April 1, 2009 -- The active chemical in marijuana promotes the death of brain cancer cells by essentially helping them feed upon themselves, researchers in Spain report. Guillermo Velasco and colleagues at Complutense University in Spain have found that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, cause

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  3. Sen. Ted Kennedy Suffers Seizure

    Jan. 20, 2009 -- Sen. Ted Kennedy, who began treatment last year for brain cancer, was hospitalized after he had a seizure today at an inaugural luncheon in Washington, D.C. Paramedics called to the scene transported him to Washington Hospital Center, where he was said to be alert and doing well. "S

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  4. Kennedy's Options for Treating Brain Cancer

    June 3, 2008 (Chicago) -- After Sen. Edward Kennedy recuperates from surgery for brain cancer at Duke University Medical Center he will begin targeted radiation and chemotherapy. Kennedy, 76, has a type of brain tumor called a malignant glioma. The standard treatment for glioblastoma, the most commo

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  5. Sen. Ted Kennedy Out of Brain Surgery

    June 2, 2008 -- Sen. Edward Kennedy's brain surgery, done this morning at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. to treat Kennedy's brain cancer, was "successful," Kennedy's doctor says. Here is the statement from Duke neurosurgeon Allan Friedman, MD: "I am pleased to report that Senator Ken

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  6. The Faces of Brain Cancer

    When doctors announced that Sen. Edward Kennedy had a kind of brain cancer called malignant glioma, many people hearing the news had probably never heard of the cancer. For some, however, the diagnosis was painfully familiar. WebMD talked to three survivors of brain cancer similar to that affecting

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  7. Sen. Ted Kennedy Leaves Hospital

    May 21, 2008 -- Sen. Edward Kennedy, diagnosed yesterday with brain cancer, headed to his Cape Cod, Mass., home today after being discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital. "Senator Kennedy has recovered remarkably quickly from his Monday procedure" and was therefore released a day ahead of sch

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  8. Sen. Ted Kennedy Has Brain Cancer

    May 20, 2008 -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, 76, has been diagnosed with a malignant glioma, a type of brain cancer. A glioma is a brain tumor that begins in glial cells, which are cells that surround and support nerve cells. Kennedy remains at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he has been since he s

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  9. Drug Temodar Ups Brain Cancer Survival

    Oct. 30, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- People with a type of brain cancer that was invariably fatal only five years ago now have a shot at living three, four, or even five years after diagnosis, European researchers report. In a new study, four times as many people with a brain cancer called glioblastoma mu

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  10. Life After a Brain Tumor: One Man's Story

    During the fall of 1995, I had just turned 40 and was at the top of my legal profession. But I suddenly found myself getting totally exhausted each weekend. I was of no use to my wife, Ellie, or my kids. One morning while using the treadmill, I saw stars. I drove myself to the emergency room; the do

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