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Groups Offer Support for Brain Tumor Survivors

Groups offer support for brain tumor survivors If you have a brain tumor, finding information specific to its type is important. Here are support organizations that can help you. Coping with chemotherapy side effects Chemotherapy often triggers side effects. Taking steps to manage them can help you feel better and [...]

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Mayo, UCSF Team Discovers Genomic Variant That Increases Risk of Brain Tumors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 22, 2012.  People who carry a "G" instead of an "A" at a specific spot in their genetic code have roughly a six-fold higher risk of developing certain types of brain tumors, a Mayo Clinic and University of California, San Francisco study has found. The findings, [...]

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Improvement of Mood Associated With Improved Brain Injury Outcomes Each year millions of patients are diagnosed with acquired brain injuries, such as concussion, strokes and brain tumors. For these patients, brain rehabilitation is an important part of their recovery. Mayo Clinic researchers found that improvement of mood over the course of post-acute brain rehabilitation is associated with increased participation in day-to-day activities, independent living and ability to [...]

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Brain Tumor Genetics Study

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Robert Jenkins tells us a little about his study which found genetic markers for come brain tumors. To listen, click the link below. Brain Tumor Genetics Study

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Preclinical Tests May Lead to New Treatment Approach for CNS Lymphoma

A drug recently approved for use in multiple myeloma is now being tested for its ability to fight central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma, a deadly cancer of the immune system that can affect the brain, spinal cord and fluid, and eyes. The clinical trial, now open on all three Mayo Clinic campuses — Florida, Minnesota and Arizona — follows successful [...]

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Finding the "G" that Increases Risk of Certain Brain Tumors

People who carry a "G" instead of an "A" at a specific spot in their genetic code have a  sixfold higher risk of developing certain types of brain tumors. Pathologist at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and senior author Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., says, “Based on our findings, we are already starting [...]

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