Brain Cancer

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News: Brain Cancer

The Right Stuff (2 Letters)  -  23 Nov 2009
New York Times...stirring article about Dennis Sugrue, the patient who underwent experimental surgery for glioblastoma (“Breaching a Barrier to Fight Brain Cancer,? Nov. ...

Former NIH director: obamacare an attack on patient choice  -  23 Nov 2009
Hot Air (blog)Healy also survived brain cancer, which gives her a rather complete perspective on the state of American health care, patient choice, and best practices. ...

Avastin not recommended for treatment of GBM  -  23 Nov 2009
Pharmacy Europe...irinotecan chemotherapy for the treatment of relapsed or progressive glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive type of primary malignant brain cancer. ...

Off-the-course setbacks test resilience of TOUR players  -  23 Nov 2009
PGA TourJonathan Byrd's father died after battling brain cancer in July, and TOUR players Davis Love III, Lucas Glover and Zach Johnson, among others, ...

Four arrested at SOA Watch protest  -  23 Nov 2009
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerLast month, after battling brain cancer for less than two years, deraymond died. That left Snider to carry out his final wish: to participate in one last ...

Betsy mcadams honored by United Soccer Leagues  -  23 Nov 2009
OurSports Central (press release)Former Charleston Battery Chief Operating Officer Betsy mcadams who passed away earlier this year after a courageous battle with brain cancer has been ...

Hannibal will seek candidates to fill post of long-time City Council member ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Quincy Herald WhigMr. Wilson, who had been battling lung and brain cancer in recent months, died at 12:10 pm Saturday at the home of a son. Funeral services will be at 10 am ...

St. Vincent launches neurosurgery institute  -  23 Nov 2009
Arkansas Online (subscription)Banko recalled struggling to line up home care for his father when he was dying of brain cancer, and said he aimed to support family members in addition to ...

GOP Senate candidates at odds on Mass. health plan  -  23 Nov 2009
Boston Globe25 of brain cancer. The party primaries are Dec. 8, and the special election is Jan. 19. AP Political Writer Glen Johnson contributed to this report.

Is Your Baby Crawling On Carpet Made Of Coal Ash?  -  23 Nov 2009
Huffington Post (blog)J Natl Cancer Inst 87:175-182 (1995) Although mortality rates have improved, there has been a significant increase in childhood leukemia, brain cancer and ...

Fundraiser brings teen hope  -  23 Nov 2009
Carroll County TimesMegan, a 16-year-old student at Westminster High School, has been fighting brain cancer since October 2008 and is still undergoing various treatments at ...

Kennedy's Widow to Appear on Oprah  -  23 Nov 2009
New York Times (blog)It will be Mrs. Kennedy's first interview since her husband died of brain cancer on Aug. 25. Her stepson, Edward M. Kennedy Jr., and her children from a ...

UF Proton Therapy Institute study shows positive outcomes  -  23 Nov 2009
Florida Times-UnionJude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., in which the hospital will refer brain cancer patients younger than 3 years old to the institute. ...

The Michael Hoefflin Children's Cancer Foundation Adopted by “Santa's Official ...  -  23 Nov 2009
PR.com (press release)The Michael Hoefflin Foundation was established in 1994 in honor of a young boy named Michael Hoefflin, who had recurrent brain cancer. ...

MA Attorney General Still Ahead In Race For Ted Kennedy's Seat  -  23 Nov 2009
AHN25 after more than a year of battling brain cancer, had occupied his seat for 47 years, while Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has never lost re-election since his ...

Fund drive to celebrate beloved school assistant  -  23 Nov 2009
GazetteNETSamolewicz, a Northampton native who graduated from NHS in 1968, died last Saturday after a long battle with brain cancer. She had worked in the school ...

Genetic clue to glioma brain cancer growth  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
BBC NewsScientists have pinpointed a mutated gene as key to the development of some types of glioma brain tumour. The mutation leads to hugely increased levels of a ...

Researchers herald cancer test breakthrough  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
ABC Online..."If you look at brain cancers in particular and brain cancer I guess shares several characteristics with those wicked cancers whose survival hasn't improved ...

Breaching a Barrier to Fight Brain Cancer  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
New York TimesEXPERIMENT Dr. Howard Riina looking at scans during a procedure performed on Dennis Sugrue, 50, who has glioblastoma, the cancer that Senator Edward M. ...

Mammogram guidelines worry cancer survivor  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Quad City TimesWe've had brain cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, pancreatic cancer ... and that's just what I can remember. Thankfully, breast cancer has not menaced my ...

Kickoff party benefits children's brain cancer research  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Corpus Christi Caller TimesAll of the funds raised go directly to pediatric brain cancer research. Corpus Christi attorney Kelly Koch Gilmore attends area parties and social events. ...

The Cell Phone Brain Cancer Debate  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Huffington Post (blog)If you don't want to have to read all the way to the end of this article to get to the punch line, here it is: No one is certain what cell phones do to our ...

European advisory committee declines to recommend Avastin approval for deadly ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Drug Store News (blog)20) A medical advisory committee in Europe has declined to recommend approval for a Roche drug as a treatment for a deadly form of brain cancer, ...

Boy, 7, Whose Cancer Battle Inspired Comic Book Dies  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
FOXNewsBEL AIR, Md. — A Maryland first grader whose battle with brain cancer inspired a comic book has died. Dominic Osorio died Friday at the Johns Hopkins ...

New therapy for brain cancer is developed  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
United Press International17 (UPI) -- US scientists say they've developed the world's first brain cancer treatment that involves directly spraying a chemotherapy agent onto the tumor ...

Brain power  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Vogue AustraliaThe response to features editor Alexandra Spring's powerful story on brain cancer in the December issue of ...

Funeral Workers Risk Cancer From Formaldehyde  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
ABC News..."Previous studies have shown excess mortality from lymphohematopoietic malignancies and brain cancer in anatomists, pathologists, and funeral industry ...

Divorce Risk Higher When Wife Gets Sick  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
New York TimesWhen Dr. Marc Chamberlain, a Seattle oncologist, was treating his brain cancer patients, he noticed an alarming pattern. ...

20-25 Per Cent Of Brain Cancer Patients Show Verbal And Physical Aggression  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
MedIndiaOne in five people with brain cancer show physical aggression and one in four exhibit verbal aggression, according to research presented at a recent major ...

Mom's brain cancer bills pile up  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Kansas.comAfter being diagnosed with brain cancer and losing her job, a single mother of three is struggling to get by. The brain tumor was removed 16 months ago, ...

Ballesteros' cancer recovery going well  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
The Associated PressMADRID — Seve Ballesteros says his latest medical checks show his recovery from brain cancer is going well. The 52-year-old Spaniard said Wednesday on his ...

Persisting Dilemma of Childhood Brain Cancer Survivors  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
TopNews United StatesThe analysis was made on the response received from the survey done on the 785 childhood brain cancer survivors after 16 years of their diagnosis, ...

Initial Phase 2 Results for Myriad Pharmaceuticals' Azixa(TM) (MPC-6827) in ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)Azixa represents a unique therapeutic opportunity with the potential to treat patients with any primary or secondary (metastatic) brain cancer or any cancer ...

New Study in Clinical Cancer Research Shows Therapeutic Promise of Peregrine's ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)..."The potent anti-tumor effects observed in this study, which used an extremely challenging preclinical model of brain cancer, are very impressive. ...

Inside A Revolutionary Brain Cancer Treatment  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
CNBCDoctors completed the sixth successful procedure of a revolutionary brain cancer treatment. It forgoes traditional methods and administers Genentech's [DNA ...

Miller, `Walking miracle,' loses battle with brain cancer  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Whittier Daily News10, 2009 when he died after an 11-year battle with brain cancer. (Courtesy Photo) PICO RIVERA - Jerry A. Miller, in life, epitomized the role of ...

Breaching a Barrier to Fight Brain Cancer  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
OcalaDr. Howard Riina threaded a slender tube through a maze of arteries in Dennis Sugrue's brain, watching X-ray images on a monitor to track his progress. ...

Acreage family moves out  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Palm Beach PostThe state Health Department was in its second phase of investigating a suspected brain cancer cluster in the semi-rural community, but it didn't expect to ...

Regret turns into heart-felt relief  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Chicago Sun-TimesLacy J. Banks has been diagnosed with prostate and brain cancer and congestive heart failure. He will be writing a blog about what he's going through as he ...

Mesothelioma News Today Delivers the Latest Asbestos Cancer Treatment and ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)Located at http://mesothelioma.einnews.com, the site joins EIN News' stable of cancer publications, which include Breast Cancer, Brain Cancer, ...

Health and fitness events  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Tampa TribuneTICKET NIGHT TO BENEFIT BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH: The Tampa Bay Lightning and Miles for Hope will host Ticket to a Cure for Brain Cancer at the Lightning game ...

Winery fête supports brain cancer research  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Newberg GraphicDUNDEE — Give the gift of wine and support health care through December at Dobbes Family Estate, which will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sales ...

Trotters can run for 'Let Hope Live'  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Troy Record...“Pediatric brain cancer is one of the most prominent illnesses for children, but it is also one of the least funded,? she said. “We're trying to give these ...

Parents share diary of child's cancer battle  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
msnbc.comElena Desserich was diagnosed with brain cancer at 5 years old. She began to hide hundreds of little notes around the house — in sock drawers, backpacks and ...

Father's legacy: Family fighting rare cancer by raising money  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Bucyrus Telegraph ForumThe siblings started the Daniel J. Zwayer Brain Cancer Research Fund, also known as Dan's Fund, in 2007. Dan Zwayer worked for the Crawford County Bank and ...

Making memories  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Williston Daily Herald..."It's tragic that he's been diagnosed with brain cancer. It will affect him for the rest of his life." The wish decision is left up to the child, she said. ...

Letter: Grateful for support of cancer fundraiser  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Hudson Hub-Times...who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and has begun a long regiment of chemotherapy and radiation treatments at the Cleveland Clinic. ...

Is your cell phone putting you at risk for brain cancer?  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)But emerging studies show cause for concern, according to the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting public health ...

Breast Cancer Screening: The Wrong Message  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
ForbesI've written extensively about a number of medical issues ranging from brain cancer to heart disease. I know how to read a scientific paper and understand ...

Brain tumour linked to uncharacteristic aggression  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
TVNZThe study of 54 brain cancer patients found "disinhibited behaviour" was a common side-effect and it usually occurred out of sight of medical professionals, ...



Background information on Brain Cancer [When available]

A brain tumor is any intracranial mass created by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells either normally found in the brain itself: neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin producing cells Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors).

Primary (true) brain tumors are commonly located in the posterior cranial fossa in children and in the anterior two-thirds of the cerebral hemispheres in adults, although they can affect any part of the brain.

In the United States in the year 2000, it was estimated that there were 16,500 new cases of brain tumors, which accounted for 1.4% of all cancers, 2.4% of all cancer deaths, and 20%25% of pediatric cancers. Ultimately, it is estimated that there are 13,000 deaths/year as a result of brain tumors.

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