New device treats brain tumors without chemotherapy, radiation

February 25, 2015 10:00 AM

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For patients living with a deadly form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, survival is often measured in months. That was the prognosis 50-year-old Robert Townsend was faced with when he was diagnosed with the disease in 2009.

Aside from some occasional headaches, Townsend, who had already survived colon cancer, didn’t recall having any alarming symptoms in the beginning. But when his cousin Jack Moore came to visit, he noticed something wasn’t quite right.

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