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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 …

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Revolutionary approach for treating glioblastoma works with human cells

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Source: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill In a rapid-fire series of breakthroughs in just under a year, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have made another stunning advance in the development of an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer. The work, published in the Feb. 1 issue of Science …

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NCCN Publishes Patient Education Resources for Gliomas—Its First in a Series on Brain Cancer

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published the NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets for Brain Cancer – Gliomas—the first in a series of patient education resources focused on Brain Cancer. Published by NCCN through support of the NCCN Foundation®, and, in part through funding from NCCN Foundation’s Team Pound the Pavement for Patients, these resources inform …

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Cancer Treatment: Doctors Stop Deadly Tumors By Dripping Cells Into Man’s Brain

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By: Elana Glowatz From: medicaldaily.com A man with a deadly brain cancer went into remission after doctors dripped a treatment directly into his head, the Associated Press has reported. The patient, 50-year-old Seattle resident Richard Grady, had a type of brain cancer that kept coming back after surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, according to the AP, so doctors at California cancer …