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Barrow expanding fight vs. cancer

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[Source: The Arizona Republic] - Barrow Neurological Institute of Phoenix, already one of the nation's elite centers for neurosurgery, is launching a new research center aimed at battling the deadliest of brain cancers.

Backed by a planned $8 million endowment, the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center will create a team of surgeons and scientists to use new tools, investigate new drugs and pursue breakthroughs to prolong the lives of brain-cancer patients.

The goal is ambitious. Progress against brain cancer has been painfully slow.

Barrow's effort to launch a new brain-tumor research center comes as the federal government has trimmed research funding for the disease and life expectancy has barely budged over the past 30 years.

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