Fewer chemo side effects improve survival for brain cancer patients

04/25/2011 | HealthDay News

Data on 2,761 patients with high-grade gliomas found that those who didn't suffer fatigue, memory loss and other neurological side effects while undergoing chemoradiation survived four more months compared with those who experienced such effects. The study in the British Journal of Cancer suggests long-term survival of patients is affected by tissue damage during chemoradiation but can be enhanced when side effects are minimized, researchers said.

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