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Gamma Knife™, Immunotherapy Combo Shows Promise in Managing Certain Brain Tumors

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With metastatic melanoma cases on the rise, doctors continue to search for effective treatment solutions for controlling brain tumors. Industry-leading San Diego Gamma Knife Center® says therapies combining stereotactic radiosurgery and certain immunotherapies could be the key the medical community has been searching for. Over the past 10 years, diagnoses of new cases of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, have …

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Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

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By; Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Glioblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, may have found its nemesis. New research shows that the tumor, which is notoriously difficult to treat, can be halted by an experimental compound. Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, with a median survival rate of 10–12 months. Part of the reason why glioblastomas are so deadly is that …

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Scientists taught an AI to diagnose brain cancer

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By:Mike Wehner From: bgr.com Sure, artificial intelligence might end up being the downfall of humanity as we know it — that is, if Elon Musk’s fears come to fruition — but for the time being it’s actually quite useful. A new research effort by an international team of scientists reveals that machine-learning algorithms can be a powerful tool for medicine. …

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This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

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By: Michelle Starr From: sciencealert.comoncolytic A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered that and more. Not only did the virus in question reach its target, it also stimulated the patient’s own immune system – which then also attacked the tumour. Preclinical experiments in mice, followed by window-of-opportunity trials in nine human patients, …

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High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows

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By: Ana Sandolu From: medicalnewstoday.com Common treatment options for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can be expensive and sometimes ineffective. However, a new clinical trial tests the effect of high-dose vitamin C in combination with standard treatment on health outcomes for patients with cancer. In the 1970s and 1980s, Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, together with surgeon Ewan …

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Lasers help doctors remove brain cancer

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By: James Gallagher From: bbc.com Lasers can help surgeons rapidly analyse brain cancers and decide how much tissue to remove, a study shows. It is a difficult decision as taking too little leads to the cancer coming back, while too much could lead to disability. The technique, called SRS microscopy, has been tried on more than 360 patients at the …