Q: Does age or race have to do with your chances of getting a brain tumor
We don't know yet what causes primary brain tumors
. Children who receive radiation to the head have a higher risk of developing a brain tumor
as adults, as do people who have certain rare genetic conditions, such as neurofibromatosis.
For this purpose many diagnostic modalities like history, bimanual examination, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI and measurement of serum CA 125 (tumor
marker) are available but it is the histopathologic evaluation of the tissue biopsy that is considered as gold standard for definitive diagnosis of these tumors6,7.
Consensus conference on brain tumor
definition for registration.
There is non-availability of tumor
registry of salivary glands in the southern districts o f KPK, so it is essential to have such a registry of tumor
of this organ in this area of KPK, Pakistan.
After fixation multiple bits were taken from representative areas of the tumor
and the accompanying tissue.
The researchers injected these nanoparticles into mice that had been implanted with human-breast tumors
. After gathering inside tumors
, the particles clumped and blocked about 20 percent of each tumor
's blood vessels.
Patients with an endolymphatic sac tumor
(ELST) typically present with palsy of cranial nerves VII and/or VIII; other presenting symptoms include hearing loss, otalgia, occipital headaches, cranial nerve palsies, vertigo, gait ataxia, tinnitus, and otorrhea.
It is an outstanding therapy that induces localized coagulation of the tumor
by creating resistive ionic heating through the electrode." Dr.
With an array of technology and compounds being tested around the world, we trust our doctors to give it their best shot to kill the tumor
and have us resume a normal life in a few months.
Recent data from both hematologic malignancies and solid tumors
have suggested that there are only minor populations of cells in each malignancy that are capable of tumor
A first step toward developing an appropriate treatment plan is to assess the status of underlying HIV infection and the nature of the tumor
. A patient with advanced HIV disease, multidrug-resistant virus, and a tumor
that does not respond well to anti-neoplastic therapy clearly presents a separate set of challenges than a patient with well-preserved immune function whose tumor
can be easily treated with limited oncologic intervention.
The investigators reviewed follow-up data on 557 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent complete tumor
resection at one of four medical centers in the United States, France, and Japan between 1980 and 1988.
Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA) has patented compositions containing hapten-modified tumor
cells and extracts and methods of treating cancer by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition containing a tumor
cell or tumor
cell extract to a subject in need of such treatment.
cells have developed ways of switching off the immune system to their presence, thwarting any possible attack," Stevenson says.