brain tumor

Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Blood could tell how long brain tumor patients have and how well their treatment is working

Dr. El Mustapha Bahassi, UC Brain Tumor Center
Cindy Starr Mayfield Clinic

The Holy Grail in the brain tumor field, according to Mayfield Clinic neurosurgeon Dr. Ron Warnick, would be a non-invasive test allowing personalized therapy, a way to reliably distinguish if the tumor has grown back, and the ability to make a very specific prognosis. This blood test is still in the research stage. WVXU's Ann Thompson, in "Focus on Technology," reports how it would work and the hope that it carries.