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Acoustic Neuroma Research

Acoustic neuroma research studies are designed to answer important questions and to find out whether new approaches are safe and effective. Acoustic neuroma research has already led to many advances, and researchers continue to search for more effective methods for dealing with acoustic neuroma. Although acoustic neuroma research trials may pose some risks, researchers take very careful steps to protect their patients.

Acoustic Neuroma Research: An Overview

Doctors and scientists all over the country are conducting acoustic neuroma research. Acoustic neuroma research studies are designed to answer important questions and to find out whether new approaches are safe and effective. Acoustic neuroma research has already led to many advances, and researchers continue to search for more effective methods for dealing with acoustic neuroma.
 

Current Focus of Acoustic Neuroma Research

Acoustic neuroma research scientists believe that both unilateral (occurring in one ear) and bilateral (occurring in both ears) acoustic neuroma form following the loss of the function of a gene on chromosome 22. (A gene is a small section of DNA responsible for a particular characteristic like hair color or skin tone.)
 
Scientists are working to better understand how the "acoustic neuroma gene" works so they can begin to develop gene therapy to control the overproduction of Schwann cells in individuals with acoustic neuroma. Also, learning more about the way genes help control Schwann cell growth may help prevent other brain tumors.
 

Acoustic Neuroma Research: Potential Benefits of Participation

In order for acoustic neuroma research to be conducted, volunteers are needed. Patients who join acoustic neuroma research studies have the first chance to benefit from treatments that have shown promise in earlier research. They also make an important contribution to medical science by helping doctors learn more about acoustic neuroma. Although acoustic neuroma research trials may pose some risks, researchers take very careful steps to protect their patients.
 
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