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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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Mayo Clinic in Arizona is the First in the Southwest to Offer New Treatment for Recurrent Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mayo Clinic in Arizona is the first and only clinical center in the Southwest to offer a new treatment that disrupts the growth of recurrent glioblastoma brain tumors. The new treatment features the NovoTTF-100A System, a portable, noninvasive medical device that affixes to a patient's head and [...]

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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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Brain Cancer Survival Improved Following FDA Approval of Bevacizumab

A new population-based study has found that patients with glioblastoma who died in 2010, after the U.S. 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 treatment of [...]

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Targeting Glioblastoma Brain Tumors with Continuous Electrical Pulses

Mayo Clinic in Arizona is the first and only clinical center in the U.S. Southwest to offer a new treatment that disrupts the growth of recurrent glioblastoma brain tumors. These are the most common and aggressive primary brain tumors and have been called grow-and-go tumors. The new treatment features a portable, noninvasive [...]

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