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Contaminant spreading out of landfill
While studies have shown that people who have breathed vinyl chloride over many years showed an increased risk of liver cancer, brain cancer, lung cancer, and some cancer of the blood, Edwards said the contaminant is not a risk to the employees at the landfill because it is buried too far underneath the ground to be harmful.

Brain tumour survivors live longer with combo therapy: study
A new combination treatment of radiation and chemotherapy is extending the lives of patients with a type of brain cancer. Far from a cure, it's still the best news in years for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly form of cancer.

New Chemotherapy Gives Hope to Brain Tumour Patients. A Clear Improvement in Survival Demonstrated for Glioblastoma
Primary tumours originating in the brain account for less than 5% of all cancer diagnoses. However, brain cancer frequently affects previously healthy younger men and women in the middle of their most active life. Glioblastoma is the most common type of primary malignant brain tumour in adults with a yearly incidence of 5-7 persons per 100.000

You Don't Deserve Brain Cancer-You Deserve The Facts
Your cell phone is a microwave transmitter and it should bear a cancer warning! Microwave energy oscillates at millions to billions of cycles per second. The Journal of Cellular Biochemistry reports that these frequencies cause cancer and other diseases by interfering with cellular DNA and its repair mechanisms. Microwave pro! motes rapid cell aging. Italian scientists have recently demonstrated that cell phone radiation makes cancerous cells grow aggressively

Relearning the basics after brain tumor
Logan started having frequent headaches and vomiting in April 2003. He was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant tumor that formed in the lower back of his brain.

In the fight of her life, teen beats brain cancer
Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy kept her from school for two years. And when she came back for her sophomore year, she was afraid her classmates would have a reason to retaliate with the same attitude she displayed before being diagnosed.

Researcher closes in on brain cancer cure
A treatment for brain cancer is of vital concern, researchers say, because it is among the most fatal kind of cancer. About 12,000 Americans suffer from glioblastoma multiforme -- the deadliest form of brain cancer targeted by Falk and Field Neurosciences researchers -- and doctors diagnose 6,500 new cases a year. Victims have a life expectancy of less than a year.

Researchers Search for Causes of Brain Cancer
Cell phones, power lines, and diet have all been investigated as possible causes of brain tumors yet definitive answers continue to elude scientists

Brain Tumor Treatment Guidelines Not Always Followed
Many oncologists who treat patients with brain tumors are prescribing anti-seizure medications too often while not using antidepressants and chemotherapy enough, researchers report.

Study Says Brain Cancer Treatments Vary
Brain cancer in adults is a dreaded diagnosis with few established treatment guidelines, resulting in wide variations in care that can make things even worse for some patients, a study suggests. Nearly half of patients surveyed received no chemotherapy despite evidence that it can boost survival. Anti-seizure drugs were widely used even though most patients did not have seizures.

Mind matters - About 17,000 brain tumors diagnosed each year
Meningiomas make up about 27 percent of all primary brain and central nervous system tumors. Their cause is unknown. If there can be said to be good news when a brain tumor is diagnosed, it is that meningiomas are generally benign.

Katie Kirkpatrick held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life
Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, had chased away cancer once, only to have it return -- to clog her lungs and grab hold of her heart and try to pull her away from those she loved and those who loved her.

Brain tumor study reveals why treatment efforts fail in genetic disorder
Drugs used to treat the tumors common in people with a disorder called neurofibromatosis 1 rarely work, and scientists now know why. The chemotherapy drugs target a group of related proteins, call RAS proteins, which are thought to be responsible for these tumors.

New weapons target deadly brain cancer
Some cancers, though, have proven far more powerful than others. Among the worst: glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM. It's one of the most common and most aggressive of the 100 or so types of brain cancers, claiming 125,000 lives a year nationwide.

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