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Dr. Steven Frank, medical director of the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, reflects on the center's past eight years and the progress that has been made in proton therapy. Proton therapy is a form of external beam radiation that uses protons instead of photos (i.e., X-rays) to treat tumors. In eight years, we have treated more than 5,000 patie...
by:mdanderson | 380 views
Download from iTunes: https://itun.... Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the toughest brain tumors to treat and also is one of the most aggressive. Paul Brown, M.D., professor in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses a ground-breaking clinical trial that t...
by:mdanderson | 377 views
A simple blood test that can locate gene defects associated with cancer? New MD Anderson research suggests the technology may not be too far off. Some surprising research findings from scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center suggest it's possible a simple blood test could ...
by:mdanderson | 1183 views
Download from iTunes: https://itun... A central nervous system tumor starts as a primary cancer originating in the brain, spinal cord or spinal fluid and then spreads to the nervous system. The most common form is glioblastoma multiforme. John DeGroot, M.D., associate profes...
by:mdanderson | 2930 views
Lung cancer is especially deadly when the cancer cells spread to other areas of the body. Treating the metastases in the brain has been difficult, because most medicines do not cross “the blood-brain barrier.” But a study released at the 2013 European Cancer Congress explains that developing treatme...
by:patientpower | 3571 views
For more updates visit www.oncology.... Video update from the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer. Consistent therapeutic efficacy of CH5424802 in brain metastases among crizotinib-refr​actory ALK positive NSCLC patients in an ongoing phase 1 / 2 study.
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Download from iTunes: https://itun... Several cancer types can spread to the brain including lung, breast, melanoma, renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestina​l tract cancers such as colon and rectal. Secondary brain cancer (cancer that has metastasized to the brain) is more pr...
by:mdanderson | 2402 views
Dr. William Grady, medical director of the gastrointestina​l cancer program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, helps us understand Lynch syndrome, a genetic condition connected to a multitude of cancers, including brain cancer, ovarian cancer, kidney cancer, skin cancer and, predominately, colon cancer. Dr. Grady talks about microsatellite instability...
by:patientpower | 1500 views
Danielle Harmon thought she was too young for cancer, but at age 31, she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer following a routine well-woman exam. A Houston area resident, Danielle says her family felt blessed to live close to the best place for cancer treatment. Making an appointment at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, s...
by:mdanderson | 1132 views
Download from iTunes: https://itun... Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). DLBCL is fast growing and can develop in lymph nodes, gastrointestina​l tract, testicles, thyroid, skin, brain, bone or breast. Jason Westin, M...
by:mdanderson | 2402 views

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