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New Hope for Fighting Lung Cancer that Spreads to the Brain

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Published on January 26, 2016

Lung cancer is especially deadly when the cancer cells spread to other areas of the body. Treating the metastases in the brain has been difficult, because most medicines do not cross “the blood-brain barrier.” But a study released at the 2013 European Cancer Congress explains that developing treatments could be effective against lung cancer cells in the brain. Lead investigator, Dr. Lucio Crinò, director in the department of oncology at the University Hospital of Perugia in Italy, explains what this could mean for patients.

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