Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acoustic neuroma: To treat or not to treat?

Dear Mayo Clinic: I was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma last year. My doctor says I likely won't need treatment. But I know others who have had the same condition and had surgery to remove the tumor. Why would I not need ...

Oncology & Cancer

Real-time MRI-guided gene therapy for brain cancer

Neurosurgeons at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are among the first in the world to utilize real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance for delivery ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patients benefit from modern radiation technology

Patients with tumors and other life-threatening conditions are benefiting from the steady evolution of radiosurgery and radiotherapy, treatments that are often described as "incisionless surgery” or "surgery without ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study compares cognitive outcomes for treatments of brain lesions

Among patients with 1 to 3 brain metastases, the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone, compared with SRS combined with whole brain radiotherapy, resulted in less cognitive deterioration at 3 months, according to a ...

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