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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gwyneth Paltrow says yes, cell phone companies say no, scientists say maybe.
Life February 1, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Obama family visited the Biden family at their residence to offer condolences after the death of Beau Biden.
Society June 1, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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