News tagged with brain tumor surgery
In a study of 90 patients undergoing surgery for brain tumor, researchers in Lithuania (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences) and the United States (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Brigham & Women's Hospital, ...
Neuroscience Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Injury to the subcortical structures of the inner brain is a major contributor to worsening neurological abnormalities after "awake craniotomy" for brain tumors, reports a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery, offi ...
Neuroscience Feb 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The critical question shortly after a brain cancer patient starts treatment: how well is it working? But there hasn't been a good way to gauge that.
Cancer Jan 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Most people think of the flu when the word "vaccine" comes up in conversation, but several vaccines also exist to help prevent cancers.
Cancer Jan 19, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery ...
Surgery Jan 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Johns Hopkins experts are recommending early post-surgical assessment—preferably within 24 hours—for trouble chewing and swallowing food, or speaking normally, among patients who have had benign tumors removed from the ...
Cancer Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Uninsured brain cancer patients may be more likely than insured to die after surgery to remove tumor
Uninsured patients who undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor could be twice as likely to die in the hospital as those who have the same operation but are privately insured, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. In teaching ...
Surgery Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
People who undergo repeated surgeries to remove glioblastomas—the most aggressive and deadliest type of brain tumors—may survive longer than those who have just a one-time operation, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.
Surgery Nov 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
UC Irvine doctors are enrolling patients with the deadly brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme in a clinical trial of a vaccine that may prevent the cancer's return or spread after surgery.
Cancer Oct 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A new virtual reality simulator—including sophisticated 3-D graphics and tactile feedback—provides neurosurgery trainees with valuable opportunities to practice essential skills and techniques for brain cancer surgery, ...
Surgery Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Until recently, Nanci Redd thought she would need brain surgery if she wanted to stay in Akron, Ohio, to treat uncontrolled dizziness caused by a non-cancerous growth in her head.
Cancer Aug 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI) are seeking to understand if a vaccine made from a patient's own blood cells may slow the growth of a type of brain tumor. The trial is studying the vaccine's effect ...
Cancer Jul 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new probe developed collaboratively at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering uses an innovative fluorescence-reading technology to help brain surgeons distinguish cancerous tissue ...
Cancer Jul 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute have developed a technique for detecting an "oncometabolite", a chemical produced by some brain tumors' warped metabolism, via non-invasive imaging.
Cancer Mar 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- The University of Illinois Hospital is the first center in North America to prescribe a new FDA-approved treatment for patients with the most common and aggressive type of brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, ...
Cancer Dec 05, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
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