Crystal Ball For Brain Cancer? New Method Predicts Which Brain Tumors Will Respond To Drug

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 21:21 in Health & Medicine

Researchers have uncovered a new way to scan brain tumors and predict which ones will be shrunk by the drug Avastin -- before the patient ever starts treatment. By linking high water movement in tumors to positive drug response, the scientists predicted with 70 percent accuracy which patients' tumors were the least likely to grow six months after therapy.

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