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"Doctors Consider Next Treatment For McCain’s Brain Tumor" - Lauran Neergaard

  • ABC News
  • New York, NY
  • (July 20, 2017)

Senator John McCain’s tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his doctors are determining next treatment options. McCain underwent surgery last week to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye, and that clot turned out to be a sign that a tumor called a glioblastoma had begun to grow. McCain’s doctors said they managed to remove all of the tumor that was visible on brain scans. But this kind of tumor, formally known as glioblastoma multiforme, “is aggressive and sneaky. It puts out microscopic roots that go deeper into tissue,” said Joshua Bederson, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and system chair of neurosurgery for the Mount Sinai Health System. McCain’s doctors said the next treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

- Joshua Bederson, MD, Professor, Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, System Chair, Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System

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