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    1. Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options

             By Steven Reinberg                  HealthDay Reporter                      TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For some brain cancer patients, pinpoint radiation of tumors, known as stereotactic radiosurgery, appears to do less damage to mental abilities than whole brain radiation, a

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    2. Extensive Surgery Best for This Brain Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to battling a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, more extensive surgeries may be best to boost patient survival, researchers have concluded. The brain cancer -- called glioblastoma multiforme -- i

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    3. Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cancer patients might benefit from an implantable ultrasound device that appears to enhance chemotherapy treatment, a small study says. Researchers from the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris and other French i

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    4. Brain Cancer Treatment Promising in Early Trial

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental viral treatment may extend the lives of patients with a hard-to-treat brain cancer, researchers say. For the phase 1 study, patients with recurrent glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive brain tumor

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    5. Could Dog Research Offer Human Brain Cancer Clues?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs may help scientists unleash the secrets to a malignant brain tumor in humans. Research across 25 dog breeds has uncovered three genes thought to increase the risk of glioma brain tumors. The findings may offer clues

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    6. Electromagnetic Waves May Help Fight Brain Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-intensity electromagnetic waves might help slow a quick-growing and deadly form of brain cancer, researchers report. Patients with glioblastoma experienced slightly better overall survival and delayed recurrence of

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    7. Those with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, JuLY 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival has improved for adults with low-grade brain tumors, known as gliomas, a new study finds. Low-grade gliomas grow slowly but are deadly. Because they're uncommon, they are not well-studied, said the resea

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    8. Treating Brain Tumors With Targeted Radiation

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using radiation on the entire brain to prevent new tumors from forming in patients whose cancer has spread to the brain can have a devastating effect on their ability to think and remember, compared with more targeted tre

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    9. MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women at high risk of breast cancer often have routine MRI scans to try to detect any tumors early. Now a new study hints the scans might also predict which women are most likely to develop cancer in the near future. Research

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    10. Tetanus Shot May Boost Brain Cancer Survival

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a simple tetanus shot to another vaccine treatment for a highly lethal form of brain cancer dramatically extended some patients' survival in a small new study. Researchers from Duke Cancer Institute found that

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