This is awful — and far too soon. Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote Monsters Inc and Big Hero 6, died on Saturday from a brain tumor, according to his family. Related: Playboy Model Katie May Dies At 34 The screenwriter had been battling brain cancer before his untimely death — he was just 49 years old. His career in Hollywood [...]
New York, NY, Feb. 7, 2016 - Renal cell carcinoma can sometimes spread to the inferior vena cava (IVC), the body's largest vein, posing a threat to the heart and brain. Robotic nephrectomy for inferior vena cava tumor thrombus has favorable...Show More Summary
Shelly Golay’s husband, Jim was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Jim was the love of her life, and as it is for many widows, knowing when his death would arrive (when the rest of us are left to wonder) did not make it any easier. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary
Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer. Only about one fifth of adults diagnosed with it survive two years or more after their diagnosis. Early clinical trial data show that a new two-drug combination might help people diagnosed with glioblastoma to fight the disease.
Eighteen-year-old Yitzi Teichman had always dreamt of being a Los Angeles Laker, so when the opportunity presented itself, it was an easy call. Teichman was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 17 years old. The tumor nearly cost...Show More Summary
Stopping the growth of blood vessels in tumours is a key target for glioblastoma therapies, and imaging methods are essential for initial diagnosis and monitoring the effects of treatments. While mapping vessels in tumours has proven...Show More Summary
Cancer survivors of childhood brain tumors show significant deficits in intelligence, educational achievement and employment, even decades after treatment, an unprecedented study at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has found. The...Show More Summary
The UCLA football team says it landed a top recruit this weekend. He’s been given a five-star rating, according to one UCLA assistant, which isn’t bad for a 9-year-old. His name is Cade Spinello. In December 2009, Spinello was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Two brain surgeries led to a stroke, which...
An abnormal fused gene that drives pediatric brain tumors poses a triple threat, operating simultaneously through three distinct biological mechanisms -- the first such example in cancer biology. This finding potentially offers triple...Show More Summary
Researchers found a way of differentiating angiocentric gliomas from other low-grade pediatric brain tumors and developed a pathological test that will help children avoid unnecessary and potentially damaging additional therapies.
Mark Ruffalo seemed to fly under the radar until he was cast as Bruce Banner in The Avengers. Since then, according to New York Daily News, he has received critical acclaim for his role as Banner. “Ruffalo is the revelation, turning Banner into a wry reservoir of calm ready to become a volcano.” But there... Show More Summary
BOSTON, MA (Feb. 1, 2016) - Diagnosis and treatment decisions for a recently recognized type of children's brain tumor should be improved by the discovery of the genetic mechanism that causes it, say researchers who identified the unusual DNA abnormality in angiocentric gliomas. read more
Oncology researchers have discovered that an abnormal fused gene that drives pediatric brain tumors poses a triple threat, operating simultaneously through three distinct biological mechanisms--the first such example in cancer biology. This...Show More Summary
Watching my little brain tumor grow slowly over the past 10 years has been an extraordinary exercise in courage, patience, gratitude and faith.I learned about my tumor by accident in 2003 around my 50th birthday, when I’d had an MRI scan after collapsing from drinking too much water during a marathon.Read full article >>
The UCLA Bruins football team added a very special “five-star recuit” to the class Saturday — 9-year-old Cade Spinello. (...)
The use of proton radiotherapy to treat the most common malignant brain tumor in children is as effective as standard photon (x-ray) radiation therapy while causing fewer long-term side effects such as hearing loss and cognitive disorders, according to a study receiving online publication in Lancet Oncology. Show More Summary
Pearl Washington was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in September.
CHLA has named Jaclyn Biegel, PhD, a leading academic expert on pediatric brain tumors, rhabdoid tumors and cancer cytogenetics, as director of the Center for Personalized Medicine at CHLA.
A comprehensive analysis of the molecular characteristics of gliomas--the most common malignant brain tumor--explains why some patients diagnosed with slow-growing (low-grade) tumors quickly succumb to the disease while others with more aggressive (high-grade) tumors survive for many years.
NEW YORK, NY, USA & RIBEIRAO PRETO, SP, BRAZIL (January 28, 2016)--A comprehensive analysis of the molecular characteristics of gliomas--the most common malignant brain tumor--explains why some patients diagnosed with slow-growing (low-grade)...Show More Summary