A blind man is using his artistic talent to help further different causes. When he was younger, Jeff Hanson, from Overland Park, Kansas, was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder which caused a brain tumor that eventually left him legally blind, CBS News reported. Show More Summary
A brain tumor convinced Lucy Jung to design for those in need. Her Arc Pen can help patients with Parkinson's Disease write legibly. Lucy Jung never thought much about designing for sick people. Then she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Show More Summary
Known for sporting superhero capes during his seven-month battle against a cancerous brain tumor, 18-month-old Victor Skaro — a.k.a. "Valiant Vito" — appears to have vanquished his greatest nemesis.
A protein has been found that is critical to both the normal development of the brain and, in many cases, the development of medulloblastoma, a fast-growing brain tumor that usually strikes children under 10. When the researchers cut the level of the protein Eya1 in half in mice prone to develop medulloblastoma, the animals' risk of dying from the disease dropped dramatically.
Lota Ward said running helps him mentally endure his treatments.
An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source - the mitochondria - has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, as reported in ChemMedChem. read more
An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, say scientists.
In 2010, I became a hospice volunteer. My mother had died of a brain tumor five years earlier at age eighty-seven. I saw being a hospice volunteer as a way to express my gratitude for my mother’s compassionate hospice care and to help other caregivers to weather a loved one’s passing. And, as a former […]
How much does the quality of your insurance coverage matter? In the event of a serious illness, quite a bit. 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. The uninsured and Medicaid patients were […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might. A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor,...Show More Summary
An innovative approach using a tetanus booster to prime the immune system enhances the effect of a vaccine therapy for lethal brain tumors, dramatically improving patient survival, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers.
In June of last year, Christy O'Donnell was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. By time it was discovered, the cancer had spread to her brain and tumors had developed in one lung. Over the course of a number of treatments, O'Donnell,...Show More Summary
Combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy is the best treatment for people with a low-grade form of brain cancer, mew clinical-trial findings suggest, providing further evidence to support this approach.
A protein called BAI1 involved in limiting the growth of brain tumors is also critical for spatial learning and memory, researchers have discovered. BAI1 is part of a regulatory network neuroscientists think is connected with autism spectrum disorders.
Cierra Ortega isn’t anyone famous, but across the country, people are praying for her 5-year-old son, Ahmad. Ortega recently took Ahmad to a Philadelphia emergency room, only to be told that he had a brain tumor. Days later, the doctors diagnosed him with ependymoma, a tumor that arises from the ependyma, a tissue of the central nervous system.
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