News tagged with brain tumors

Simulators like a 3-D video game for surgeons

Simulators aren't just for pilots anymore. In complex cases ranging from enlarged prostates to brain tumors, physicians at the University of Minnesota are using virtual-reality simulators more and more to perfect their surgical ...

Dec 17, 2013
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Brain cancer cells hide while drugs seek

A team of scientists, led by principal investigator Paul S. Mischel, MD, a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Shape-shifting stops migrating cancer cells

Like a car with a front and back end, a steering mechanism and an engine to push it forward, cancer cells propel themselves through normal tissues and organs to spread cancer throughout the body. Researchers at Mayo Clinic ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Can inhaled stem cells fix your brain?

(Medical Xpress)—In certain neurosurgical procedures, like fixing pituitary glands, surgeons can remove a tumor through the nose with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. It turns out, that passing things ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Surviving survival

With advances in the treatment of childhood brain tumors, more children, some say up to 90 percent, survive and the numbers of caregivers have increased as have the demands placed upon them. Usually their caregivers are their ...

Nov 28, 2013
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Killer cocktail fights brain cancer

A novel immune-boosting drug combination eradicates brain cancer in mice, according to a study in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Nov 25, 2013
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New immuno-therapy for malignant brain tumors

Animal experiments show that it is relatively easy to treat cancer in the early stages. However, it is far more difficult to successfully treat advanced cancer. Treatment of brain tumors is particularly challenging because ...

Nov 25, 2013
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Brain surgeons go with the flow

(Medical Xpress)—Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are using a new approach to visualize the brain's delicate anatomy prior to surgery. The novel technique allows neurosurgeons to see the brain's ...

Nov 22, 2013
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