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Mayo Clinic Moves Small-Molecule Drugs Through Blood-Brain Barrier

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic have demonstrated in a mouse model that their recently developed synthetic peptide carrier is a potential delivery vehicle for brain cancer chemotherapy drugs and other neurological medications. The findings appear in PLOS ONE. “Not only have we shown that we can transport eight [...]

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Chemotherapy following radiation treatment improves progression-free survival and overall survival in adults with low-grade brain cancer CHICAGO — A chemotherapy regimen consisting of procarbazine, CCNU, and vincristine (PCV) administered following radiation therapy improved progression-free survival and overall survival in adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain cancer, when compared to radiation therapy alone. The findings were part of the results of a Phase III [...]

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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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