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Nov 2018

Fluorescent chemical could help to locate tumours in brain cancer surgery

Glioma is the most common form of brain cancer. The prognosis for patients is often poor and treatment usually involves surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible. During a recent trial, 99 patients with the disease were given a solution containing 5-ALA before surgery, a substance which accumulates in fast-growing tumours and…

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Mar 2016

Brain tumour patients ‘failed for decades’ by health officials

A parliamentary report has concluded that health officials have ‘failed brain tumour patients and their families for decades’, and more investment is needed for research into the condition. According to the report, brain tumour patients are currently being let down at every stage from diagnosis to treatment, and the Petitions Committee said that it did…

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