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Machines see the future for patients diagnosed with brain tumors

For patients diagnosed with glioma, a deadly form of brain tumor, the future can be very uncertain. While gliomas are often fatal within two years of diagnosis, some patients can survive for 10 years or more. Predicting the course of a patient’s disease at diagnosis is critical in selecting the right therapy and in helping... Read More »

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For patients diagnosed with glioma, a deadly form of brain tumor, the future can be very uncertain. While gliomas are often fatal within two years of diagnosis, some patients can survive for 10 years or more. Predicting the course of a patient’s disease at diagnosis is critical in selecting the right therapy and in helping… Read More »

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Can Senator McCain Be an Unwitting Healthcare Hero?

by Peter Borans and Jason Marcewicz After Senator McCain was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix on July 14 to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye doctors found that he has cancer. Specifically, he was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor referred to clinically as Glioblastoma Multiforme. Glioblastoma... Read More »

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by Peter Borans and Jason Marcewicz After Senator McCain was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix on July 14 to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye doctors found that he has cancer. Specifically, he was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor referred to clinically as Glioblastoma Multiforme. Glioblastoma… Read More »

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Tumor Test Helps Identify Which Breast Cancers Don’t Require Extra Treatment

For years, doctors have focused on detecting breast cancer at the earliest possible moment after a tumor develops so treatment can start right away. But more and more studies are showing many small, early tumors don’t present a danger. So, when is it safe to remove a tumor but skip additional treatments like tamoxifen, chemotherapy... Read More »

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For years, doctors have focused on detecting breast cancer at the earliest possible moment after a tumor develops so treatment can start right away. But more and more studies are showing many small, early tumors don’t present a danger. So, when is it safe to remove a tumor but skip additional treatments like tamoxifen, chemotherapy… Read More »

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A New Cancer Drug Helped Almost Everyone Who Took It. Almost. Here’s What It Teaches Us

Derek Laurie was working as a tow truck driver, living in a suburb outside Rochester, New York, and supporting two small children. It was tough work. He climbed under wrecked vehicles, or swam into ponds. So he thought the pains were pulled muscles. Maybe he was drinking too much beer. He stayed in denial until... Read More »

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Derek Laurie was working as a tow truck driver, living in a suburb outside Rochester, New York, and supporting two small children. It was tough work. He climbed under wrecked vehicles, or swam into ponds. So he thought the pains were pulled muscles. Maybe he was drinking too much beer. He stayed in denial until… Read More »

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‘Exciting’ blood test spots cancer a year early

Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an “exciting” discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood for signs of cancer while it was just a tiny cluster of cells invisible to X-ray or CT scans. It should allow doctors to hit the tumour earlier and... Read More »

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Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an “exciting” discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood for signs of cancer while it was just a tiny cluster of cells invisible to X-ray or CT scans. It should allow doctors to hit the tumour earlier and… Read More »

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Experimental Drug Selumentinib Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition

An experimental drug has shown promise in treating benign, but disfiguring, tumors caused by a genetic disorder. The oral medication, selumentinib, caused tumors to shrink in 17 of 24 children afflicted with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), researchers reported. This disorder produces noncancerous tumors of the peripheral nerves called plexiform neurofibromas, explained senior author Dr. Brigitte... Read More »

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An experimental drug has shown promise in treating benign, but disfiguring, tumors caused by a genetic disorder. The oral medication, selumentinib, caused tumors to shrink in 17 of 24 children afflicted with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), researchers reported. This disorder produces noncancerous tumors of the peripheral nerves called plexiform neurofibromas, explained senior author Dr. Brigitte… Read More »

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Cancer spreading: Caught in the act

Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have taken a major step toward confirming an unusual theory of how some cancer cells metastasize. Their findings may lead to new strategies for keeping melanoma from spreading. A commonly held theory about how cancer spreads is that tumor cells break off from the primary tumor and... Read More »

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Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have taken a major step toward confirming an unusual theory of how some cancer cells metastasize. Their findings may lead to new strategies for keeping melanoma from spreading. A commonly held theory about how cancer spreads is that tumor cells break off from the primary tumor and… Read More »

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