- By Jen O'Hara
Mayo Clinic Radio: Brain Cancer/Human Microbiome/Stool Transplantation
On this special New Year's edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, we look back at some of the leading-edge research featured on the program in 2015. Dr. Robert Jenkins, a pathologist and specialist in laboratory genetics, discusses advances in treating brain tumors called gliomas. And cancer researcher Dr. Richard Vile explains why he changed the course of his work to search for a cure using tumor cells from a girl who died of brain cancer. Also on the program ... gastroenterologist Dr. Purna Kashyap describes the human microbiome and why the microorganisms living in our guts may hold clues for cures to some major diseases. And gastroenterologist Dr. Sahil Khanna shares information about how stool transplantation is being used to cure hard-to-treat digestive tract illnesses.
Myth or Matter-of-Fact: About one-third of all brain cancers are gliomas.
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