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Lynne’s Story: Brain Metastasis

Lynne’s Story: Brain Metastasis

Semiretired and working part-time at a restaurant, Lynne knew something was amiss when she looked at the cash register and then struggled to make her hands produce the correct amount of change. Could she have suffered a stroke? Lynne pushed the thought aside until one of her daughters insisted on taking her to a hospital,…
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Brain Tumor ‘Vaccine’ Clinical Trials Open, Recruiting at UC

Contact: Amanda Harper 513-558-4657 amanda.harper@uc.edu Cincinnati—Researchers are currently seeking patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) for two novel cancer vaccine clinical trials. This fast-growing form of brain tumor occurs in the central nervous system and accounts for 60 percent of the 17,000 new primary brain tumors diagnosed annually in the United States. “Despite advances in surgical…
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Radiation Therapy Increasingly Deployed in Fight Against Cancer

Radiation oncologists William Barrett, MD, and John Breneman, MD, write in The Pulse-Journal that patients with tumors and other life-threatening conditions are benefiting from the steady evolution of radiosurgery and radiotherapy. These treatments are often described as “incisionless surgery” or “surgery without the knife” and are among the most valuable tools in health care today….
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