Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Effectiveness of brain cancer treatment established by scientists

The research was carried out by scientists at UCLA and has developed a test which can identify brain tumours and predict which ones will be most likely to respond to the drug Avastin.

A connection was established between high water movement in tumours and the effectiveness of the drug.

Having determined this, scientists can now scan patients and use the image to forecast whether they would benefit from being given Avastin.