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An especially challenging brain cancer diagnosis

Image: Thinkstock/sudok1   An especially challenging brain cancer diagnosis HERSHEY, Pa. — Most brain cancers start elsewhere in the body, but one particularly aggressive and uncommon form — glioblastoma — originates in the brain itself. Sen. John McCain of Arizona ...

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Promising New Cancer Vaccine Developed

Promising New Cancer Vaccine Developed by Justine Alford Photo credit: Dantecat, via Wikimedia Commons. A team of researchers at the National Center for Tumor Diseases have developed a promising new vaccine designed to target a specific mutated protein that is ...

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What causes brain cancer

  What causes brain cancer? Primary brain tumors arise from many types of brain tissue (for example, glial cells, astrocytes, and other brain cell types). Metastatic brain cancer is caused by the spread of cancer cells from a body organ ...

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What is metastatic brain cancer

 What is metastatic brain cancer? Cancer cells that develop in a body organ such as the lung (primary cancer tissue type) can spread via the bloodstream or lymphatic system to other body organs such as the brain. Tumors formed by ...

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Brain Cancer Symptoms

Not all brain tumors cause symptoms, and some (such as tumors of the pituitary gland) are often not found until after death. The symptoms of brain cancer are numerous and not specific to brain tumors, meaning they can be caused ...

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