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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. '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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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