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'Recuperating Well,' Kennedy Is Up and About

Family time follows brain surgery for Mass. senator, 76

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Kennedy is "recuperating well" after yesterday's surgery on his brain tumor, the Boston Globe reports. The 76-year-old Democrat was "walking the hallways, spending time with family, and actively keeping up with the news of the day," his office said today, following yesterday's 3½-hour procedure... More »

Brain Cancer Vaccine Doubles Survival Time

Kennedy could be a candidate for breakthrough therapy

(Newser) - A new vaccine more than doubles the expected survival time of patients with the most common form of brain cancer, Reuters reports. Although the test group was small, patients lived an average of 33 months—"almost unheard of" compared to the average of 14 months, says one doctor. The... More »

How Bad Is It, Doc?

Kennedy's glioma, depending on size of tumor, could affect speech, memory, movement

(Newser) - While doctors know that Sen. Ted Kennedy has the most common form of brain cancer, the positioning, type and size of the tumor will determine the degree of danger and side effects from surgery, CNN reports. Kennedy’s glioma is in the left parietal lobe, which is involved in speaking... More »

Kennedy Has Malignant Brain Tumor

Senator's prognosis uncertain; treatment may include chemo, radiation

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, CNN reports. The 76-year-old senator has a glioma, the most common brain cancer in adults. Kennedy will spend at least 2 more days at the Boston hospital where he's been undergoing extensive tests since suffering two seizures Saturday at... More »

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