Winner of the American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award, Anthony C. Wang, MD, a neurosurgeon at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, presented research findings in a talk entitled...Show More Summary
Woodbridge’s varsity baseball team is trying to keep the memory alive of a young Irvine Pony baseball player who died last year from a rare inoperable brain stem tumor. Irvine resident Joshua Wong, who dreamed of being a Woodbridge Warrior one day, died Sept. 25, 2016, at the age of 12 after being diagnosed with […]
A court in Italy recently made a pretty big ruling on the debated link between cellphones and certain types of brain tumors. Read more...
“Does the radiation from mobile phones increase your changes of getting cancer?” is a question that has abounded since the earliest days of the technology, long before Apple and Google arrived on the scene. But an Italian court has just thrown its weight behind one man who argued that his benign brain tumor was caused by prolonged use […]
Researchers at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida have performed the first procedure in a pediatric and young adult brain tumor study. The trial aims to demonstrate feasibility and safety of using focused ultrasound to ablate a variety of benign tumors located in the central part of the brain in ten patients, ages 8 to 22. Show More Summary
A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone. Lawyer … Click to Continue »
The employee was awarded monthly payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone.
Chemotherapy is a type of therapy that uses various, rather aggressive, medicines to eliminate cancer cells from the body or slow down the growth of tumors. Cancer cells are different from normal cells as they reproduce a lot faster. Chemotherapy specifically targets the fast dividing cells and thus affects cancer cells the most. However, chemotherapy […]
To the delight of everyone who knows 3-year-old Rayna Speary, her head is perfectly round and smooth and average size. Given that the youngster was diagnosed and treated for an extremely rare brain tumor that caused her head to balloon in size as a 4-month-old, and that she underwent a dramatic surgery at Mayo Clinic […]
Irvine junior Alex Suarez feared he might not be able to play baseball again after finding out he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in January, requiring surgery. “I was shocked,” said Suarez, a member of the Irvine varsity team. “My first question was ‘will I be able to play baseball again? How long […]
A new study is examining if a common medication administered to treat pinworms, could replace the current treatment used for certain brain cancers.
(Northwell Health) Marc Symons, PhD, professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is examining if a common medication administered to treat pinworms, could replace the current treatment used for certain brain cancers.
(Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Findings present an opportunity for a precision medicine approach to brain tumor treatment.
The family of Chad Carr, the grandson of former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, is dealing with loss once again. This time, some of their most indelible memories of Chad, who died of a brain tumor in November 2015, have been stolen in a break-in at his parents’ home. Tammi Carr, whose son died when he […]
Using state-of-the-art gene editing technology, scientists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago have discovered a promising target to treat atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) - a highly aggressive and therapy resistant brain tumor that mostly occurs in infants. Show More Summary
The gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma and glioblastoma cells, investigators have found. Medulloblastoma is the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in children; glioblastoma is the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in adults.
Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found that the gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in children, and glioblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in adults.
Young children participating in a clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of reduced radiotherapy did worse when there were deviations from the treatment protocol, a team of investigators has determined.
Marie Robinson, lost her 4-year-old son, Jack, to a brain tumor and something amazing happened when she visited on the anniversary of his death.
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) A team of investigators has determined that young children participating in a clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of reduced radiotherapy did worse when there were deviations from the treatment protocol. Results of the study will be available online in advance of publication by Pediatric Blood & Cancer on April 4.