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Monsters Inc & Big Hero 6 Writer Daniel Gerson Dead Of A Brain Tumor At Just 49

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 [...]

Removal of complex renal tumors performed safely by robotic surgery in selected patients

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

Husband Arranges For Widow To Get Flowers Every Valentine’s Day For The Rest Of Her Life

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Immune Therapy for Brain Tumors: A New Promising Avenue

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.

Lakers Sign Make-a-Wish Teen to 1-Day Contract, Entertaining Presser Ensues

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

Scientists create imaging 'toolkit' to help identify new brain tumor drug targets

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

Study finds significant cognitive impairment in adult survivors of childhood brain tumors

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

UCLA lands big recruit: a 9-year-old living with a brain tumor

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...

Abnormal gene is a triple threat in driving pediatric brain tumors

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

Genetic Cause Identified in Rare Pediatric Brain Tumor

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.

8 Shocking Facts About Mark Ruffalo, Including His Brain Tumor And Brother’s ‘Execution-Style’ Murder

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

Genetic cause identified in rare pediatric brain tumor

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

Abnormal gene is a triple threat in driving pediatric brain tumors

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

Why I let a brain tumor go untouched for 10 years

last weekHealth : The Checkup

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 >>

9-year-old battling brain tumor signs letter of intent to play football at UCLA

The UCLA Bruins football team added a very special “five-star recuit” to the class Saturday — 9-year-old Cade Spinello. (...)

Proton therapy controls common pediatric brain tumor with fewer long-term side effects

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

Syracuse pays homage to legend with special warmup shirt

Pearl Washington was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in September.

Jaclyn Biegel Joins Children's Hospital Los Angeles as Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and Chief of New Division of Genomic Medicine

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.

New Way to Identify Brain Tumor Aggressiveness

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 way to identify brain tumor aggressiveness

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

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