So, did it work? When we left off with Grey's Anatomy last week, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) was about to tackle the biggest case of her life: removing a potentially fatal tumor from Dr. Hermann's (Geena Davis) brain. "A surgeon mustShow More Summary
Lauren Hill personifies what it means to be a hero. The college athlete has never ceased fighting the inoperable brain tumor that stopped her from playing basketball for Mount St. Joseph, and the Heartland College Athletic Conference...Show More Summary
Once upon a time it was believed that greedy insurance companies were bad for patients - now they are a sign of the have's and have nots. A new analysis in Neurosurgery finds that brain tumor patients with private insurance have fewer medical complications and thus are in the hospital less than those who are on Medicaid or were uninsured between 2002 and 2011. read more
Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found.
"We were living a normal life, and the next thing you know, boom, Allen has a brain tumor." Linda Sim was just 25 when she got the news about her boyfriend Allen Chou's diagnosis, when he was just 27. Chou initially responded well to...Show More Summary
Cancer patients with limited brain metastases (one to four tumors) who are less than or equal to 50 years old should receive stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT), according to a study available...Show More Summary
Patients that are on Medicaid or uninsured have higher rates of reportable patient safety and quality of care issues during hospitalization for brain tumors, reports a study in the March issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
There are already concerns that the Affordable Care Act will lead to class distinctions in who gets the best treatment and a new study on brain tumors will add fuel to the fire of that debate. Patients that are on Medicaid or uninsured...Show More Summary
Glioblastomas are a highly aggressive type of brain tumor, with few effective treatment options. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are one step closer to understanding glioblastoma development following the identification of a key protein signaling pathway involved in brain tumor stem cell growth and survival. Show More Summary
Glioblastomas are a highly aggressive type of brain tumor, with few effective treatment options. Researchers are one step closer to understanding glioblastoma development following the identification of a key protein signaling pathway involved in brain tumor stem cell growth and survival. Show More Summary
Brain tumors are not inherently more resistant to treatment than other cancers, but their location, protected by the skull and the blood-brain barrier, makes it challenging to target them effectively. In an attempt to deliver drugs inside...Show More Summary
On this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Herman (Geena Davis) is about at her wit's end with the treatment she's undergoing in order to deal with her brain tumor. There's just one problem: Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) isn't quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. Show More Summary
One day, perhaps in the next five years, I will develop a malignant brain tumor called a glioblastoma that could take just 15 months to kill me.As a former practicing doctor, I know that these tumors are some of the hardest to treat — which is why this short prognosis has remained largely unchanged for the past decade.Read full article >>
After breaking hearts with the Kepner Buddha-baby storyline, "Grey's Anatomy" will move onto its next harrowing trial with Dr. Herman's (Geena Davis) tumor storyline.Until the fall finale, Herman was convinced that her brain tumor was...Show More Summary
Immune cells engineered to seek out and attack a type of deadly brain cancer were found to be both safe and effective at controlling tumor growth in mice that were treated with these modified cells. The results paved the way for a newly opened clinical trial for glioblastoma patients at Penn.
Son Of Former Chicago Bears Player Adrian Peterson Dies Of Cancer So sad. Former NFL player Adrian Peterson (of the Bears rather than the Vikings) has lost his son to an inoperable brain tumor. Via WSBtv: The 7-year-old
Milk thistle extract (silbinin) works effectively to alleviate symptoms of Cushing Disease (caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland in the brain), according to new comprehensive research from the Max Planck Institute. The research included work done using cell cultures, animal models, and also human tumor tissue. Show More Summary
In England, a judge has decided that doctors could lawfully stop providing chemotherapy, end “neuro-surgical intervention” and not resuscitate a teenager who has lived with a brain tumor since he was one. The hospital treating the teen submitted an emergency application to the court requesting to withdraw care. However, the teen’s parents wanted treatment to […]
The end is close now. One more meet, the Horizon League championships next week outside Milwaukee, and John Mordach will be finished with competitive swimming.
Silibinin from milk thistle seeds could be a novel, non-invasive treatment strategy for Cushing Disease. Cushing Disease, not to be confused with Cushing's Syndrome, is caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland in the brain.