News tagged with glioma

Allergies lower risk of low- and high-grade glioma

The more allergies one has, the lower the risk of developing low- and high-grade glioma, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Resear ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Cancer
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Photons vs. protons for treatment of spinal cord gliomas

A study comparing the long-term outcomes of patients with spinal-cord tumors following radiation therapy suggests that certain subsets of patients have better long-term survival. It also suggests that photon-based radiation ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Cancer
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New function of gene in promoting cancer found

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that a gene well known for its involvement in tumor cell development, growth and metastasis also protects cancer cells from being destroyed by chemotherapy. ...

dateNov 22, 2010 in Cancer
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Caregivers of brain cancer patients play a key role

Despite grim prognoses and aggressive treatments, cancer patients suffering from malignant gliomas -- primary brain tumors -- often rate their quality of life more optimistically than their caregivers do, according to a new ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Cancer
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Kennedy's cancer puts focus on quality of life

(AP) -- He lived 15 months with an incurable brain tumor, a little longer than usual for a patient in his late 70s. Perhaps equally important is that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy lived those months well - able to work almost to ...

dateAug 26, 2009 in Cancer
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