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Chemo after Radiation Therapy Improves Brain Cancer Survival

A clinical trial co-led by researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Wake Forest School of Medicine has found that adding chemotherapy following radiation treatment improves survival for adults with low-grade gliomas by approximately five-and- a-half years. Results of the clinical trial were made public today by the National Cancer Institute. Gliomas are tumors [...]

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Brain Cancer Survival Improved Following FDA Approval of Bevacizumab, Mayo Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new population-based study has found that patients with glioblastoma who died in 2010, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of bevacizumab, had lived significantly longer than patients who died of the disease in 2008, prior to the conditional approval of the drug for the [...]

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Combo of Avastin, Second Drug Shows Promise Fighting Brain Cancer, Mayo Clinic Finds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The drug bevacizumab, also known by the trade name Avastin, shrinks tumors briefly in patients with an aggressive brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme, but then they often grow again and spread throughout the brain for reasons no one previously has understood. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have [...]

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Fund to Honor a Mother Aims to Transform Brain Cancer Care

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — September 20, 2012.  To help Mayo Clinic design the most effective treatment possible for brain cancer patients, the JLG Brain Cancer Foundation is pledging to raise $250,000 to assist in the development of a brain tissue bank at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. It has already raised [...]

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MAYO CLINIC MEDICAL EDGE RADIO

Brain tumors strike at any age and can be malignant or benign. This week we'll talk with neuro surgeon Michael Link, M.D., and neurologist Alyx Porter, M.D., about symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognosis.  Also, mother and author Jen O’Hara will talk about her daughter Shannon who - although she lost her battle with brain cancer - was Determined To [...]

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Drug Combo with Avastin Shows Promise Fighting Brain Cancer

The drug known by the trade name Avastin, shrinks tumors briefly in patients with an aggressive brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme, but then they often grow again and spread throughout the brain for reasons no one has previously understood. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have discovered that pairing Avastin with another cancer drug, [...]

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Research Grants Awarded for Ovarian and Brain Cancer, TB, Alzheimer's and Glaucoma

Grants from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics will help five partnering teams from Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota focus on ovarian and brain cancer, tuberculosis, imaging for Alzheimer’s disease, and new approaches to treating glaucoma.  The state-funded awards total just over $3.5 million. Click here for news release

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