Brain Tumors

Add-on Tucatinib Ups Survival In Breast Cancer With Brain Mets

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Adding tucatinib (Tukysa) to a trastuzumab-capecitabine (Herceptin-Xeloda) regimen significantly improved central nervous system (CNS) outcomes versus placebo plus trastuzumab-capecitabine in patients with HER2-positive...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Placebo

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Stevie Lynn Stock Dead, 3-year-old Daughter Of Social Media Influencer Dies Weeks After Brain Tumor...

Stevie Lynn Stock has died less than two months after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her mom, Ashley Stock, a popular social media influencer, shared the devastating news on Instagram on Friday, May 29. Stevie died in the arms of her mom and...
Related topics: Social Media, Cancer, Instagram

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News Digest – Pregnancy Reprograms Breast Cells, Reducing Organ Transplant Rejection, New Uses...

Malaria drug used to treat glioblastoma  One of the most aggressive types of brain cancer could be treated with an already approved malaria drug. Lumefantrine has been proposed in combination with the current  care/treatments – to treat patients...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Malaria, Glioblastoma, Cancer, Oncology

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Immune Landscape Of Multiple Brain Cancers Charted

A new study has profiled, in a sweeping comparative analysis, the distinct immune landscapes of tumors that arise in the brain, or gliomas, and those that metastasize to the organ from the lungs, breast and skin.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Mount Sinai’s Ai Can Diagnose Covid-19

We’ve seen AI detect different cancers, kidney illness and brain tumors. Now, researchers from Mount Sinai believe they are the first in the US to use AI, combined with imaging and clinical data, to diagnose COVID-19. In a paper published in...
Related topics: Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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How Do You Tell One Of Your Best Friends That His Dad May Have An Incurable Brain Tumor?

It was the morning of the last trauma shift during my surgery rotation. It was a seemingly normal early Sunday morning. However, when I arrived in the trauma charting room, there was no one to be found. After placing my coffee and protein bar down...
Related topics: Cancer, Proteins

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Intel, Upenn Partner With 29 Health Organizations To Train Ai To Spot Brain Tumors

Health and research organizations from around the globe will collaborate on building a robust AI model to identify brain tumors using the privacy-preserving method of federated learning.
Related topics: Intel, Cancer, Medical Research

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Protein Shredder Regulates Fat Metabolism In The Brain

A protein shredder that occurs in cell membranes of brain cells apparently also indirectly regulates the fat metabolism. The shredder, known as gamma-secretase, is considered a possible target for drugs against cancer and Alzheimer's disease....
Related topics: Proteins, Cancer, Oncology, Alzheimer's Disease

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Focused Ultrasound Opening Brain To Previously Impossible Treatments

Focused ultrasound, the researchers hope, could revolutionize treatment for conditions from Alzheimer's to epilepsy to brain tumors -- and even help repair the devastating damage caused by stroke.
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease, Epilepsy, Cancer, Stroke

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Schizophrenia Drug Combined With Radiation Shows Promise In Treating Deadly Brain Tumors

Researchers found adding a drug once commonly used to treat schizophrenia to traditional radiation therapy helped improve overall survival in mice with glioblastoma.
Related topics: Schizophrenia, Cancer, Medical Research, Glioblastoma

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New Targets For Childhood Brain Tumors Identified

People with the genetic condition neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to developing tumors on nervous system tissue. A new study has found that the development and growth of such tumors are driven by nearby noncancerous neurons and immune...
Related topics: Cancer, Genetics, Medical Research, Neurons

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'scrubs' Actor Sam Lloyd Dies At 56 From Brain Tumor

Lloyd passed away just a year and a few months after he was diagnosed with the disease in January 2019, leaving behind his wife, Vanessa, and their only child.
Related topics: Cancer

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Cancer Care For Seniors; Insurance Disruptions; Cbd For Brain Cancer?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Do older adults receive the best possible cancer care? It's complicated. (American Geriatrics Society) Cancer, love, intimacy, and COVID-19. (ASCO Connection) When it comes to sun protection, most Americans talk the talk...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Maria Menounos Shares Positive News About Her Mom’s Brain Tumor, Doctor Said It Shrunk Down To...

Television host Maria Menounos recently revealed that her mother, who had been battling brain cancer, had just received the news that the tumor had shrunk down to a “hint.” Menounos made the announcement on her Instagram stories, where...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Instagram

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Pediatric Brain Cancer Outcomes Worse For Black, Hispanic Patients

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 -- Treatment disparities may explain worse outcomes for pediatric black and Hispanic brain cancer patients, according to a study recently published in Scientific Reports. Robert Fineberg, from University of Colorado in...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Researchers' Method Holds Promise For Brain Study, Better Tests For Viruses

Researchers have developed a promising method for remotely stimulating activity in deep brain regions, advancing understanding of how molecules act in the brain and paving the way for better cancer treatments and therapies for other diseases.
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology, Cancer, Oncology

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Boosting The Immune System's Appetite For Cancer

A combination of immunotherapy agents that encourages some immune cells to eat cancer cells and alert others to attack tumors put mice with a deadly type of brain cancer called glioblastoma into long-term remission.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Glioblastoma

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Could Ai Help Doctors Map Out Treatments For Brain Cancers?

FRIDAY, April 24, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence may reduce the need for glioma brain cancer patients to have biopsies to determine the best treatment for their tumors, researchers report. Currently, it's common to remove glioma samples from...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Here’s Why Growth Of Novocure’s Brain Cancer Treatment Is Only Just Starting

Glioblastoma is the most invasive and malignant type of brain cancer. If untreated, patients survive for a medial duration of merely three to four months from the initial development of tumors. The condition affects more than 27,000 adults in North...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Glioblastoma

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Forcing U.s. Doctors To Ration Care For All Patients

Lianne Kraemer knows she’s in a precarious position. She has stage-4, terminal breast cancer that has spread to her brain. To keep it from penetrating further into other organs, she’s currently on chemotherapy, which weakens her body and...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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