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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 …

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Promise of better targeted treatments now possible in children’s brain cancer

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Source: University of Utah Health Sciences From: eurekalert.org More than 4,000 children and teens are diagnosed with brain cancer each year and the disease kills more children than any other cancer. Writing this week in the journal Cell Reports, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah report they have identified an existing group of drugs that …

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Brain Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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By: Alina Bradford From: lifescience.com Brain cancer is defined as cancer that starts in the brain. Cancer that starts elsewhere in the body and then moves into the brain is called a metastatic brain tumor. Brain cancer can change a person’s behavior and can be quite deadly. Fortunately, many people will never suffer through this disease. According to the American …