Tag: Glioblastoma

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

Scientists Use CRISPR To Engineer Cancer Cells That Kill Own Tumor

Researchers were able to shrink the tumor in mice that were introduced with therapeutic protein-infused cancer cells, thanks to CRISPR. Can this lead to a potential cancer cure?

Medicine July 12, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Young Michigan Mother And Father In The Fight Of Their Lives Against Cancer

Family and friends have set up a donation page where you can help fund the medical bills and provide support for the young couple’s two little girls.

Life February 9, 2015

Terminally ill Brittany Maynard ends life at 29 with heart-wrenching 'goodbye' post on Facebook

Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon so she could take advantage of the Death with Dignity Act following her diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor, has passed away on Saturday after taking a lethal medication.

Life November 3, 2014

Brittany Maynard, terminally ill 29-year old cancer patient, wants to die on Nov. 1: Here's why

Brittany Maynard said that she wants to live but after assessing her medical condition, she decided to use Oregon's Death with Dignity Act so she could die a less terrifying and dignified death.

Life October 9, 2014

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