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Genetic Abnormality Predicts Treatment Benefit for Patients with Rare Brain Tumor
(Posted: 02/09/2012) - The addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy doubled the median survival time for certain patients with an aggressive form of oligodendroglioma, a rare brain tumor.

Video Eases End-of-Life Care Discussions
(Posted: 01/12/2010) - Patients with malignant glioma who watched a video that depicts options for end-of-life care were more certain of their end-of-life decision making than patients who only listened to a verbal narrative and were likely to choose comfort care over aggressive medical care for their end-of-life care preferences, according to an article published online November 30, 2009, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Palliative Radiation Extends Survival for Elderly Patients with Glioblastoma
(Posted: 04/30/2007) - Elderly patients with glioblastoma benefit from palliative radiation therapy, which provides significantly increased survival with no detriment to quality of life, according to the April 12, 2007, New England Journal of Medicine.