An early-phase clinical trial at Cleveland Clinic is investigating the use of viruses with brain tumors. So far, the therapy is showing some signs of success.
Imagine heading out of the house in the morning, having brain surgery during the day — and arriving home in time for dinner. That’s possible today with Gamma Knife surgery, a minimally invasive, targeted therapy.
Nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor – those that begin in the brain and tend to stay in the brain. And more than 78,000 new cases of brain tumor will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year.
You might be surprised to hear that having a brain tumor doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. Some tumors are benign. While they are not cancerous, they can still cause problems depending on their location.
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