A brain tumor appears as a malformed blob on a brain scan, shining white among the surrounding gray tissue—a certain and devastating diagnosis. Doctors can begin treatment immediately, trying to save the most important organ in the body. Show More Summary
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain, appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors. Researchers at Michigan State University published this finding in the current issue of Genes and Cancer....Show More Summary
Since its emergence in the 1970s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has given physicians a better look inside tissues, helping to diagnose maladies from brain tumors to internal bleeding to torn ligaments. A new technology creates images resolved enough to enable consistent diagnoses across populations for the first time.
Last month, the nation was stunned over images of a woman, disabled by medical treatment, left beaten and bloodied by the Transportation Security Administration as she tried to return home following treatment for a brain tumor. Now, the shocking video has been released.
Doctors often worry that giving patients too much information will be overwhelming or harmful. However, a study by OpenNotes is showing the exact opposite. After giving 20,000 patients access to doctor’s notes through the OpenNotes platform, patients reported feeling more in control, educated, and better at taking their medication. Show More Summary
An ophthalmoscope is a device used to examine the back of the eye. This is useful for diagnosing everything from glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, to detecting brain tumors. As you would expect from anything related to medicine, these devices cost a lot, making them inaccessible for most of the world’s population. Show More Summary
Learn all about internal hemangiomas - benign tumors that can be found on organs such as the liver and brain. Find out about their diagnosis and treatment.
Education and socioeconomic status have been linked with cancer outcomes, but a new study now links higher education with the development of certain types of cancer. The large observational study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, reports that a high level of education is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors. […]
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians from Carolinas HealthCare System's Neurosciences Institute and Levine Cancer Institute are among the authors of a study that was accepted for publication by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Show More Summary
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with three or fewer metastatic brain tumors who received treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) had less cognitive deterioration three months after treatment than patients who received SRS combined with whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT). Show More Summary
A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's natural response to damage or injury, to support metastatic growth. This knowledge may lead to the detection of brain cancer in its first stages and permit early intervention.
After seven years fighting a brain tumor, columnist Alison Piepmeier has no treatment options left and is in hospice care at age 43. She's still been writing columns, with the help of her mother, her husband, and voice recognition software, ABC News reports. And Piepmeier says she particularly wanted to...
Dr. Linda Liau works with the precision of a master, peering into a patient’s head with magnifying loupes as she removes a brain tumor. When Liau was called into an emergency room as a surgeon more than 20 years ago to help treat a car crash victim, another member of the medical team assumed...
A new scientific study has characterized a checkpoint protein that allows certain brain tumor cells to avoid the immune system. Tumors regularly avoid detection by decorating themselves with proteins that mimic those found on healthy cells. Show More Summary
A new scientific study has characterized a checkpoint protein that allows certain brain tumor cells to avoid the immune system.
New precision could immediately aid neurosurgeons in removal of tumors and epilepsy treatment
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega will undergo surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, his doctor said on Friday.
Matt Tifft (R) at Talladega earlier this year. Matt Tifft, who has made starts in the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series, is sidelined indefinitely after doctors discovered a brain tumor. Joe Gibbs Racing, where the 20-year-old...Show More Summary
Social strains and lack of social competence are common in children recovering from malignant brain tumors. A behavioral scientist and colleagues from across the U.S. and Canada, examined a peer-mediated intervention at the survivor’s school and found it was feasible to carry out in the public school setting and was acceptable to the survivor’s family.
Social strains and lack of social competence are common in children recovering from malignant brain tumors. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist and colleagues from across the U.S. and Canada, examined a peer-mediated...Show More Summary