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August 23, 2005

Robert Moog Dies of Inoperable Brain Tumor

Robert Moog, the creator of the electronic music synthesizer that bears his name and that became ubiquitous among experimental composers as well as rock musicians in the 1960's and 70's, died on Sunday at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71.

The cause was an inoperable brain tumor, discovered in April, his daughter Michelle Moog-Koussa said. (New York Times)

August 16, 2005

Researchers Find Stem Cells for Brain Tumors

Some types of brain cancer may start with specialized stem cells, researchers said in a report that could lead to new treatments for hard-to-treat brain tumors. (Reuters)

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April 19, 2005

Malignant Glioma Treatment Improved

Using a fluorescent marker to aid in the surgical removal of malignant brain tumors improves patients' prognosis and survival, a new German study finds. (ABC News)

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April 12, 2005

Mobile Phones and Cancer

A Denmark study compared the use of mobile phones by people who developed brain tumors with their use by a control group of healthy people. The results show that by three measures - using a phone, using it frequently or using it over several years - there is no evidence of a link with the development of tumors. (The Australian)

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April 2, 2005

Medulloblastoma and Autumn Births

Can the time of year you were born affect your chances of developing brain cancer? Possibly, report Duke University researchers, who studied four different groups of medical records from various regions of the country and found that children born in late summer and fall were more likely to develop an aggressively malignant brain tumor called medulloblastoma. (

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March 4, 2005

Scorpion Venom for Tumors

"A Central Florida cancer patient credits a new scorpion venom treatment with saving his life after being diagnosed with an extremely serious brain tumor."

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August 10, 2004

Robert Tisch Has Inoperable Brain Tumor

New York Giants co-owner Robert Tisch has an inoperable brain tumor, according to a family spokesman. The 78-year-old chairman of Loews Corp. has begun treatment. (

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