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A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Stanford University School of Medicine shows that the normal day-to-day activity of neurons can drive the formation and growth of brain tumors.
A treatment that uses immune system T-cells, combined with an immune-boosting drug packaged in an injectable gel, was found to preserve the vision of mice implanted with tissue from a human eye cancer known as retinoblastoma.
Researchers found that patients with large eye melanomas had similarfive-year survival rates regardless of whether they were treated withradiation prior to removal of the eye or had their eye removed withoutprior radiation therapy.