Re: Brain Cancer [00023] Medicine On Line

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Re: Brain Cancer

>My brother has a glioblastoma multiforme. We want to know what's ahead.
>Gamma knife experience?  Let me know how you're dealing with this.

There is a listserv called BRAINTMR which addresses these matters quite well. 
This listserv has many patients and physicians participating.

Brain Tumor Discussion Mailing List:
To subscribe: Send a message to: LISTSERV@MITVMA.MIT.EDU
Leave the subject line blank, and set the first message line to:
subscribe BRAINTMR your_first_name your_last_name

There are also World Wide Web Resources for Brain tumors at the following 

Brain Tumors
------------ - This is a list of
      clinical trials and noteworthy treatments for adult glioblastoma
      multiforme  (a form of brain cancer). 
   NEW LOCATION: - Mass General Neurosurgical
        Service - Mass General Neuro-oncology
        Service - American Brain
           Tumor Association Home Page - W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Integrative
 Neuroscience (UCSF) - Univ. Southern California
 Neurosurgery - Emma Koenkev's home page (brain 
   tumor patient). - Whole Brain Atlas

The Gamma Knife is a commercial instrument to perform stereotactic 
radiosurgery. There are other ways, using a conventional linear accelerator, to 
accomplish the same type of treatment. Stereotactic radiosurgery is one way to 
approach GBM...either before, after or instead of surgery. 


E. Loren Buhle, Jr., Ph.D          INTERNET: BUHLEL01@MCRCR6.MED.NYU.EDU
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