Brain Tumors

Breaching The Blood-brain Barrier To Deliver Precious Payloads

RNA-based drugs may change the standard of care for many diseases, making personalized medicine a reality. So far these cost-effective, easy-to-manufacture drugs haven't been very useful in treating brain tumors and other brain disease. But a team...
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer

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Aggressive Brain Tumours Can Mimic Normal Brain Repair Processes

Scientists at the UCL have made a ‘surprising’ discovery that glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, mimics normal brain repair in white matter, which leads to the tumour becoming less malignant. In the study on mice, funded by Cancer...
Related topics: Medical Research, Glioblastoma, Cancer, Oncology

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New Remote Technology Poised To Treat Brain Tumors Using A Stream Of Water

A new Israeli startup, Tamar Robotics, is developing innovative remote control technology that will revolutionize brain surgery. "Imagine having to decide between removing someone's tumor to give them more time to live, but in the process of that...
Related topics: Cancer, Startup, Robots

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Occult Brain Mets Detected In Patients With Advanced Renal Cancer

MONDAY, May 3, 2021 -- Occult brain metastasis is identified in about 4 percent of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis, Medical Research

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Maria Menounos Reveals That Her Mom Litsa Has Died From Brain Cancer

Maria Menounos shared some sad news with her fans this weekend – her mom, Litsa, has sadly passed away. The 42-year-old television correspondent revealed the news on her social media pages with a tribute to her mother, who died after battling...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Social Media

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'american Idol' Alum Avalon Young Has Brain Cancer & Is Raising Money For Surgery Expenses

Avalon Young, who was part of American Idol‘s Farewell Season from Fox, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The now 26-year-old singer revealed the news to fans with an interview on her local San Diego Fox News station. “I just felt a...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Xyzeq: A Better Map Of Cell Diversity

Not all cancer cells within a tumor are created equal; nor do all immune cells (or all liver or brain cells) in your body have the same job. Much of their function depends on their location. Now, researchers at Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco...
Related topics: Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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The Crisis In Home Care

Kara Ward started her life as a caregiver earlier than most people do. She was only 29 when her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2006. Ward had two young children of her own at the time—a toddler and an infant—and still she found...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Ingredient In Indian Long Pepper Shows Promise Against Brain Cancer In Animal Models

Piperlongumine, a chemical compound found in the Indian Long Pepper plant (Piper longum), is known to kill cancerous cells in many tumor types, including brain tumors. Now an international team including researchers from the Perelman School of...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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How Brain Tumors Turn Immune Cells Into Cancer-growing Hostages

Brain tumors known as glioblastomas are among the most aggressive and malevolent forms of cancer. Median survival time without treatment is just nine months; with standard of care surgery and chemoradiation, it’s 15 to 16 months. Patients rarely...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Micromesh: A Microscopic Polymeric Network To Attack Glioblastoma Multiforme

A micro-sized polymeric net wrapping around brain tumors, just like a fishing net around a shoal of fish: this is microMESH, a new nanomedicine device capable of conforming around the surface of tumor masses and efficiently delivering drugs. It has...
Related topics: Glioblastoma, Cancer

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Cnn Correspondent Shares The Crushing Loss Of Her 2-year-old To Brain Cancer

"I didn’t just lose you Blakey, I lost all the dreams and hopes that a mom has for a son. I lost my motherhood and I’m mourning it all."
Related topics: CNN, Cancer, Oncology

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Research Finds A Potential New 'silver Bullet' Nanoparticle To Treat Brain Cancer

ANSTO has contributed to a comprehensive investigation of a promising type of nanoparticle that could potentially be used for intractable brain cancers in a combined therapy.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Novel Tx Helped Man With Recurrent Brain Tumor

(MedPage Today) -- Believed to be world's first clinical use in this condition
Related topics: Cancer

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Florida Anti-masker Sentenced To 30 Days After Deliberately Coughing On Cancer Patient

According to the Miami Herald, a Jacksonville, Florida woman who deliberately coughed on a brain cancer patient at a Pier One Imports has been sentenced, a year after the incident. The incident, which went viral last year, was triggered after Debra...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Science Surgery: ‘can Cancers Develop In The Heart?’

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer questions. Cancer can develop in nearly every organ in the body, including vital organs like the brain and lungs. As organs go, the heart is pretty vital – it’s basically one big muscle whose...
Related topics: Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology

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Us Woman Who Lost Child To Brain Tumor Gives Birth At Age 57

A New Hampshire woman who lost her 13-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2016 has now given birth to a son — at age 57.Barbara Higgins also had a brain tumor of her own while trying to get pregnant and had it removed.Higgins and her husband,...
Related topics: Cancer

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New Strategy For Fighting Brain Cancer

Most people relate cholesterol to heart health, but it is also a critical component in the growth and spread of brain cancer. Researchers recently discovered how cholesterol becomes dysregulated in brain cancer cells and showed that the gene...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Cholesterol, Medical Research, Genetics

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Harnessing The Brain’s Resilience To Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

In 2020, Alzheimer’s disease was the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And yet, unlike other leading killers such as heart disease, cancer and stroke, there are currently no effective treatments to prevent or stop it. While deaths...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Cancer, Oncology

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Beyoncé Pays Tribute To 13-year-old Fan Who Died Of Brain Cancer

Beyoncé has paid tribute to 13-year-old fan Lyric Chanel, who died on Friday of brain cancer. Chanel’s family documentary her two-year battle with the disease on social media, with Beyoncé, Cardi B, and over 600,000 others following her...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Documentaries, Social Media

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