Tag: Brain Cancer

College Student's Headaches Turns Out To Be Aggressive Brain Cancer

A college student's headaches were found to be aggressive brain cancer that she is now bravely fighting. The family is hoping to get Laura an experimental treatment not funded by the NHS.

Feature | Health January 12, 2019

Genetically Modified Polio Vaccine Could Help Fight Brain Tumors

A genetically modified poliovirus could be the cure in fighting brain tumors. Researchers from Duke University found that the virus, which is one of the world's deadliest viruses, helped extend the lives of patients battling brain cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2018

Brain Cancer Vaccine Could Give Patients Extra Years Of Life

A brain cancer vaccine could give patients extra more years of life, according to preliminary results of an 11-year international study. The longest survivors who took part in the study managed to live for more than seven years.

Medicine May 31, 2018

Senator John McCain Has Glioblastoma: How Doctors Treat This Aggressive Brain Cancer

80-year-old Arizona senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a highly aggressive brain cancer. Learn the current standard treatment of care for this condition and hope for more effective therapies in the future.

Medicine July 21, 2017

Can Zika Help Treat Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer?

Zika is no longer a global health emergency but can it be turned into a remedy? Researchers from the UK plan to test the possibility of using Zika virus to treat glioblastoma.

Feature | Health May 20, 2017

Mobile Phone Use Can Lead To Brain Tumors, Italian Court Rules In Telecom Executive’s Case

An Italian court ruled telecom executive Roberto Romeo developed a brain tumor due to the prolonged use of a mobile phone as per his job requirements. The link between cellphones and brain cancer has been widely disputed in health studies.

Public Health April 21, 2017

Study Finds That Using High Doses Of Vitamin C For Cancer Treatments Is Safe For Humans

Medical researchers have just proven a hypothesis rejected in the 1970s through successful clinical trials. High doses of vitamin C can weaken lung and brain cancer cells.

Medicine April 2, 2017

Who Is Belle Gibson: How Australia’s Celebrity Health Blogger Fooled The World By Faking Cancer

Here’s what you need to know about The Whole Pantry founder Belle Gibson. What made her lie about having cancer and why is she in trouble with the law?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017

Surgeons Use Laser To Examine Brain Cancers And How Much Tissue To Cut

Surgeons use a laser-based microscope to examine brain cancers and help them achieve maximum removal of cancerous cells. The technique, developed in 2008, will help doctors make fast and accurate decisions.

Biotech February 25, 2017

Malaria Drug Could Be Used To Treat Brain Cancer

Researchers have found a new way to treat brain cancer by using an off-label malaria drug. The drug named chloroquine has been successfully used to treat a 26-year-old brain cancer patient.

Medicine January 18, 2017

Salmonella Used To Attack Fatal Brain Tumors In Rats

Scientists from Duke University have detoxified salmonella to help scour and destroy tumors, a development that can potentially help in the difficult fight against glioblastoma or aggressive brain cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

CAR-T Cell Therapy Effective Against Aggressive Brain Tumors, Say City Of Hope Researchers

New case study published reported regression in brain cancer patient after a CAR-T based treatment. The patient, who was a 50 year old man with methastasis, now has a chance at surviving the disease.

Medicine January 1, 2017

Researchers Take Inspiration From Ancient Japanese Art Of Flower Arrangement To Create ‘Artificial Brains’ For Personalized Cancer Treatment

Inspired by the Japanese art of flower arrangement, researchers were able to develop a method for creating 'artificial brains’ for personalized brain cancer treatment. Having an authentic model of a patient's brain would help determine which drug combination would work best on the patient’s tumor.

Biotech December 7, 2016

New Study Explores Connection Between A DNA Defect In The Glioblastoma Genome And Patient Survival

The functional role of two different DNA modifications in glioblastoma (GBM) cancer tissues was explained by a new research, being associated with patient survival. The research was conducted at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), and was published, Nov. 25, in the journal Nature.

Medicine November 28, 2016

Brain Cancer Surge Among US Children And Looming Threat of Other Cancers

While brain cancer is the new deadliest cancer afflicting children in the United States, many other cancer forms are also taking a toll on young lives. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overall, pediatric cancer deaths are declining.

Public Health September 17, 2016

Cancer Deaths In US: Brain Cancer Now Deadliest Cancer For American Children

Because of strides in medical treatment, leukemia is no longer the deadliest cancer among U.S. children. What makes treatment of brain cancer difficult?

Public Health September 16, 2016

New Brain Cancer Treatment Leads To Extended Survival Of Patients

A new modified virus designed to treat an aggressive form of brain tumor has been found to extend the survival of patients for years. The clinical trial has finished its phase 1 and will move on to the next phase.

Medicine June 2, 2016

Mobile Phones Are Not Linked To Brain Cancer: Australian Study

Can using mobile phones increase the risk of having brain cancer? Based on a study done in Australia, the answer is apparently no, and here's why.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Combo Of Chemotherapy And Radiation Therapy Helps Increase Chances Of Survival Of Brain Cancer Patients

A study on treatments for patients with grade 2 glioma, a type of brain cancer, is promising. A combo of chemotherapy and radiation therapy may boost life expectancy.

Life April 9, 2016

Pregnant Woman Delays Brain Cancer Treatment For Unborn Baby

A woman from New York decided to delay her brain cancer treatment to prioritize the well-being of the child in her womb. She is hopeful that she will beat glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer.

Life March 30, 2016

3-Year-Old Brain Cancer Patient Gets Postcards From Across The World

A 3-year-old girl from Washington is suffering from a deadly form of brain cancer. She is too ill to travel but people across the globe are cheering her up by sending her postcards.

Life March 15, 2016

Vlogger Charlotte Eades Died From Brain Cancer At 19

Charlotte Eades, an inspirational vlogger, died of brain cancer at the age of 19. She inspired a lot of people as she posted video blogs of her battle against cancer.

Society February 27, 2016

Researchers Use Skin Cells As Weapon Against Cancer

A groundbreaking, personalized treatment offers the prospect of using skin cells as cancer-scouting stem cells that will find and destroy brain tumor. These findings from a mice study provide hope for patients with glioblastoma, an invasive, difficult-to-treat cancer of the brain.

Life February 25, 2016

Wi-Fi Devices Cause Cancer? What Alarmists And Experts Think

ABC's flagship science program 'Catalyst' has drawn criticism from members of the scientific community in Australia. The controversy stems from an episode of the show titled 'Wi-Fried?' that featured the opinions of some health and radiation experts that suggested that the use of Wi-Fi devices can cause cancer.

Life February 19, 2016

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer?

Gwyneth Paltrow says yes, cell phone companies say no, scientists say maybe.

Life February 1, 2016

'Hypnosedation' Potential New Technique For Awake Brain Surgery

Brain cancer surgery is serious business and researchers may have found a potential new technique in hypnosedation. Can hypnosis take anesthesia’s place in the operating room?

Life January 2, 2016

Reddit Post Connects Arnold Schwarzenegger To Dying Fan

The dream of an avid Arnold Schwarzenegger fan has come true because of one viral Reddit post. Todd McCaffery, a former weightlifter and Schwarzenegger fanboy, met his idol through a video chat.

Society December 13, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter Says He Has No Signs Of Cancer

New MRI brain scan results of Jimmy Carter showed no signs of cancer. The former president announced the good news at a Sunday school, where the people applauded and celebrated.

Life December 7, 2015

Scientists Breach Blood-Brain Barrier To Deliver Cancer Drugs: Method May Also Work For Dementia, Parkinson's Patients

Canadian scientists were able to breach the blood-brain barrier and deliver cancer drugs directly to a patient's brain tumor. The procedure may also be of benefit to other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Life November 11, 2015

Scientists Discover Protein That Can Improve Mapping Of Brain Tumor [Video]

Mapping out the entirety of a brain tumor has long been challenging for doctors. Now, researchers have developed a special dye that could help detect a brain protein indicating the edges of a tumor and where it could possibly spread.

Life November 4, 2015

Synthetic Diamonds Offer Hope For Early And Effective Treatment Of Deadly Cancers

Scientists devised a way to use nanodiamonds in lighting up early-stage cancers during magnetic resonance imaging scans. These diamonds were found to be nontoxic, noninvasive and more readily available.

Life October 14, 2015

Blood Thinner Plus Antidepressant Cause Brain Cancer Cells to Eat Themselves

Swiss scientists recently used a combination of tricyclic antidepressants and anticoagulants in mice with gliomas, which are aggressive brain tumors. The therapy caused cancer cells to eat themselves.

Life September 27, 2015

Obama Family Pays Their Respects To Biden Family Following Loss Of Beau Biden

The Obama family visited the Biden family at their residence to offer condolences after the death of Beau Biden.

Society June 1, 2015

VP Joe Biden's Son Passes Away Due To Brain Cancer

Beau Biden, former Delaware Attorney General and the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, passed away on Saturday due to brain cancer. The younger Biden was 46 years old.

Society June 1, 2015

Inspirational Teen Basketball Player Lauren Hill Loses Battle With Brain Cancer

19-year old Lauren Hill, who was diagnosed with DIPG, kept playing basketball with her team despite her condition. She also co-founded The Cure Starts Now, which has so far raised more than $1.5 million for cancer research.

Internet Culture April 11, 2015

UK Medics Who Handled Ashya King Speak Out After "Outpouring Of Hatred"

Months after they were subjected to an “outpouring of hatred,” medics at the Southampton General Hospital open up about Ashya King and the incident, sharing their side of the story.

Life April 10, 2015

Researchers Attempting To Cure Brain Cancer Using Polio

Nothing good comes with fighting fire with fire but researchers from Duke University are taking that route to beat brain cancer, turning to the polio virus for help.

Life March 31, 2015

Family Of Young 'Swiftie' Who Died From Cancer Receives Flowers From Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift remembers the little ‘Swiftie’ who shook it off with her, sends flowers to Jalene Salinas’ family after the four-year-old succumbed to cancer.

Life March 18, 2015

Is Cannabis Extract an Effective Treatment for Brain Cancer?

A new study shows that using marijuana in conjunction with radiation is much more effective at reducing aggressive brain tumors than radiation alone. This continues previous research showing that marijuana can have anti-cancer properties.

Life November 20, 2014

Could Talking On Your Cellphone Cause Brain Cancer?

According to a new study conducted by Swedish researchers, the more hours and years people spend talking on their mobile phones, the greater chance of developing brain cancer.

Internet Culture November 12, 2014

Brittany Maynard might delay death: 'I still have enough joy'

Brittany Maynard, a woman with terminal brain cancer who had publicly announced her plans to end her own life, may postpone her plans past November 1. Maynard said that she does not feel ready to die just yet, but that the moment is probably coming soon.

Society October 30, 2014

Toxin-secreting stem cells kill brain tumors in mice: Humans next?

Scientists have successfully tested on mice engineered stem cells that can make and secrete toxins that can kill brain cancer cells. The stem cells are immune to the toxins, which prevent cancer cells from creating protein.

Life October 25, 2014

Woman with terminal brain cancer chooses date to end life [Video]

Britanny Maynard has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. She has moved to Oregon, where the state's Death with Dignity Act will allow her to end her life on Nov. 1.

Society October 8, 2014

Experts recruit London students for study on effects of mobile phones on developing brains

The Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones will involve about 2,500 children between 11 and 12 years old to determine the effects of mobile phone use on the brains and cognitive skills of young users.

Life May 20, 2014

No clear evidence mobile phones cause cancer, says Pulitzer-winning doctor

Mobile phones don’t cause cancer, but cigarette smoking does, says an award-winning oncologist. Studies haven't proven a link, he says, and the incidence of brain cancer hasn't increased as mobile phone use has increased.

Life April 23, 2014

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