The unique genetic paths that the childhood brain tumor medulloblastoma follows when the disease comes back has been mapped out, researchers report. Scientists looked at biopsies from the relapsed tumours of 29 patients. They found a range of changes that only appeared when the disease returned and were responsible for the cancer becoming more aggressive.
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered that brain tumors are capable of burning acetate for fuel, providing a new potential target for halting tumor growth.
RESEARCHERS have discovered the unique genetic paths that the childhood brain tumour medulloblastoma follows when the disease comes back, according to research published in Cancer Cell today (Thursday). The study - funded by Cancer Research...Show More Summary
Lauren Hill, the young woman whose will allowed her to overcome a brain tumor long enough to fulfill her dream of playing college basketball, has another powerful message to deliver. Hill, who entered hospice care earlier this month, spoke with USA Today’s Paul Daugherty, telling him of her good and bad days as “my body […]
Neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target. The researchers found that this mechanism -- a type of signaling termed...Show More Summary
DALLAS - Dec. 15, 2014 - UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target. Researchers found...Show More Summary
An interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from the University of Rochester has used a new imaging technique to show how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks following surgical removal of a brain tumor. In...Show More Summary
Over the weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio left a club with 20 women even though he was supposedly still dating Toni Garrn, and I have no idea why I just acted like that means something. – schedules MRI for brain tumor – Anyway, now things are starting to add up because before his night of being Leonardo Read More...
A key factor that can suppress medulloblastoma, the most frequent child brain tumor, has been identified by researchers. Medulloblastoma is the most common brain tumor in children, and its treatment remains inefficient. The work opens...Show More Summary
A brain tumor patient died unexpectedly in an Oregon hospital's emergency room after she was given the wrong drug, officials said.
HOUSTON - (Dec. 7, 2014) - An international consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine has identified for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma (brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family) providing new support that certain people may be genetically predisposed to the disease. read more
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has returned to work this week on a part-time basis, just two months after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had emergency surgery. [ more › ]
AJ Cucksey, a young Tennessee Volunteers fan diagnosed with multiple malignant brain tumors, received a special surprise on Wednesday when his favorite team gave him a Volunteers jersey signed by every player. The gift arrived priorShow More Summary
Lauren Hill, whose determination to appear in a college basketball game despite her battle with brain cancer became an inspirational national story, has entered hospice care, her family announced on Facebook. Hill, whose tumor is inoperable, delayed hospice care in order to play in her first college basketball game, for Mt. St. Joseph on Nov. […]
This is Aaron Joseph Purmort's obituary in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He wrote it himself before dying of a brain tumor at age 35. Damn, 35? That's entirely too young. Rest in peace, Aaron, and thanks for keeping the city safe for so long. Thanks to Sam S and E V I L A R E S, who both plan on revealing themselves as Luke Skywalker's father in their obituaries.
Gorlin syndrome causes an increased risk of developing cancers of the skin and, rarely, in the brain. Around 1 in 30,000 people has the condition. Most people with Gorlin syndrome have a change in a gene called PTCH1, but the new research...Show More Summary
Aaron Purmort discovered he had a terminal brain tumor soon after he met his wife, Nora McInerny. Since the diagnosis, they have been sharing details of their struggle with the world through their blog myhusbandstumor.com. And before...Show More Summary
Holiday spirit is in the air, and one man took selflessness to a whole different level. Six year old Lily LaRue was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and spent
A Minneapolis man diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011 passed away this week, but not before writing his own warm and droll obituary admitting that he has been Spider-Man all along and that he was previously married to pop star Gwen Stefani. Aaron Joseph Purmort, 35, whose wife has been documenting...
The comic book world is in mourning today. The wonderfully talented and equally wonderful person, comic book icon Stan Sakai, finally lost his wife Sharon today after a long battle with a brain tumor. Stan and Sharon were like rays of sunshine whenever you ran into them at a comic con or a cartoonist event. […]