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Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment

Posted 8 Jul 2009 by

WEDNESDAY, July 8 – U.S. researchers report the first successful drug treatment of tumors in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). In people with NF2, benign tumors develop throughout the nervous system. The most common tumor is a vestibular schwannoma, which grows on the nerve connecting the ear to the brain. This type of tumor, also called acoustic neuroma, causes hearing loss and can ...

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