Briefly: Randomized research found that radiation treatment to the entire brain after surgery for tumors that had spread to the brain didn’t improve either survival or the time that patients remained able to function independently. Mice with muscle wasting and fat loss from cancer benefited from a commonly used diabetes drug.
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