Brain Tumors

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Mutated gene tied to brain tumors  -  23 Nov 2009
Investor's Business DailyScientists have discovered gene mutations specifically related to development and growth of the most common type of brain tumor. The mutations, affecting a ...

Spectrum and Handok Sign South Korean Development and Commercialization Deal ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Genetic Engineering News (press release)Spectrum's Phase I-stage pipeline includes drugs for solid tumors and a chemotherapy sensitizer for use in the treatment of recurrent malignant brain tumors.

Diagnosis is the most important part of headache treatment  -  23 Nov 2009
SILive.comThey include brain tumors, bleeding around the brain, aneurysms and infections. Most patients with chronic headache disorders do not have secondary ...

Experienced Biotech and Regulatory Expert Becomes Formal Member of the biOasis ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Benzinga...proof that p97 could shuttle therapeutic compounds into the brain and that the therapeutic, once delivered, could reduce the growth of brain tumors. ...

Morticians at Higher Cancer Risks, Study Says  -  23 Nov 2009
Attorney at LawThe study team examined reports of 168 funeral industry workers who died of various forms of leukemia and 48 who died of brain tumors. ...

When Doctor Google Is Not Right  -  23 Nov 2009
Jakarta Globe...although the annual US incidence rate of brain tumors is about 1 in 10000, and missing your daily cup of java is one of the most likely explanations for ...

PIMS Radiology Department becomes a success story  -  23 Nov 2009
The Nation, PakistanTo a query, she told that the MRI was used for diagnostic purposes in cases of head injuries, brain tumors and spinal cord problems. ...

Brain Tumors In Childhood Leave A Lasting Mark On Cognition, Life Status  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)2, 2009) — Brain tumors in childhood cast a long shadow on survivors. The first study of the lasting impact of these tumors -- the most common solid ...

New microscope used to biopsy brain tumors  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
United Press International12 (UPI) -- US scientists say they have developed a miniature, hand-held microscope that may allow more precise removal of brain tumors. ...

World's First Delivery of Intra-Arterial Avastin Directly Into Brain Tumor  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)..."If proven successful, it is a promising move forward for patients dealing with resistant brain tumors." The current standard of care is to give patients ...

San Francisco News Opera singer battles stage four lung cancer  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
abc7news.comThe gamma knife perfection machine at Fremont's Washington Hospital sends targeted beams of radiation into Cao's brain tumors. She also had radiation to her ...

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Post-BulletinWhat: Triton grad Parker Berg is playing football at RCTC after having surgery to remove two benign brain tumors in December. The defensive end leads the ...

A WHO Report Says Cell Phone Use Leads to Brain Tumors  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
GeekSugar.com (blog)...have been working on a ten-year investigation called Interphone to see if there were any correlations between prolonged cell phone use and brain tumors. ...

Stem Cells Restore Cognitive Abilities Impaired By Brain Tumor Treatment  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)10, 2009) — Human embryonic stem cells could help people with learning and memory deficits after radiation treatment for brain tumors, suggests a new UC ...

Doctors hope new vaccine keeps tumors away for good  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
WNDU-TVDoctors hope a new vaccine tells brain tumors to stay away for good the experimental treatment, in Friday's Medical Moment. Every year, 10000 people in the ...

Radiation overdoses found at second hospital  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Los Angeles TimesIn the Cedars-Sinai cases, radiation experts said that the probability of brain tumors -- the most serious risk -- was low, perhaps 1 in 600 for each scan. ...

Postdoctoral Fellow (Genetics/Genomics of Brain Tumors)  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Nature.com (subscription)Full time position to research the genetics and genomics of human brain tumors. Techniques are discovery screening via DNA-based and ...

Initial Phase 2 Results for Myriad Pharmaceuticals' Azixa(TM) (MPC-6827) in ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)In one study of 702 melanoma patients known to have metastases in the brain, the brain tumors contributed to death in 94.5% of cases. ...

Former Wilson company fined over radioactive material  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Allentown Morning CallAn abandoned Wilson company that used radiation beams to remove brain tumors has been fined for failing to dispose of radioactive material, according to the ...

Basilea presents new research data on oncology drug candidate BAL27862 at ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)Poster C 229 BAL27862: A unique microtubule-targeted agent with a potential for the treatment of human brain tumors - A. Schmitt-Hoffmann, D. Klauer, ...

Evidence still fuzzy on cell phones, cancer  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
CNN...risk" of some brain tumors "related to use of mobile phones for a period of 10 years or more," the London Daily Telegraph reported in late October. ...

Rowan football team taps ailing boy's spirit  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Philadelphia Inquirer...the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with brain tumors and their families. ...

Winery fête supports brain cancer research  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Newberg Graphic...“This charity hits home to me personally because my aunt and cousin have both dealt with and are still dealing with brain tumors,? she wrote in announcing ...

Top neurosurgeon to speak during UTPA International Week  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
MonitorHe also researches the role of stem cells in the origin of brain tumors and the potential role they can play in fighting brain cancer and regaining ...

Surgeon focuses on rare brain tumors  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
DesMoinesRegister.comOne of a few skull-based surgeons in the world, Dr. Robert Kerr of the Iowa Clinic ...

Prayer Vigil for Odessa Boy Battling Brain Tumors Tonight 11/5/09  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
KOSAOdessa, Texas - A prayer vigil is being held tonight in odessa for a 4-year-old boy whose battling cancerous brain tumors. Family friends, and the public ...

Tissue Penetrating Laser Images Tumors in A New Light  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Medgadget.comResearchers at Johns Hopkins University are developing a new diagnostic modality for identification of brain tumors. Using optical coherence tomography, ...

Trotters can run for 'Let Hope Live'  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Troy Record...supports research for brain tumors and other children's illnesses, said Kyle Bryce, the founder of Let Hope Live: The Andrew Christian Bryce Foundation. ...

Funeral Workers Risk Cancer From Formaldehyde  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
ABC NewsThey studied 168 professionals who died of various forms of leukemia, 48 who died of brain tumors and compared them to 265 funeral workers who died of ...

Breast Cancer Research Neglects Environmental Links  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
New America MediaNot surprising is the fact that these toxic exposures are linked to high rates of cancers, brain tumors, and other respiratory diseases. ...

Neurosurgery Resident's Book Helps Ease Youths' Fears About Brain Surgery  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Behavioral Health Central (blog)During her summer internship in the Department of Neurosurgery at NYU, Moliterno met young children with brain tumors and observed first-hand the anxieties ...

Cancer Cluster At The Acreage Moving Toward Litigation  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
InjuryBoard.com (blog)Residents of the semi-rural area claim there are higher than expected levels of brain tumors or brain cancer among children living there. ...

Law firms signing up clients, considering lawsuits in Acreage cancer case  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Palm Beach PostPreliminary findings released in August showed potentially higher-than-expected levels of brain tumors or brain cancer in children, although the department ...

Boehman 'going Chia' to raise money for tumor research  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
The Collegian — University of RichmondBoehman said he had decided to participate in the fundraiser because he wanted to raise money and awareness for brain tumors. In a flier he distributed ...

Electrifying Brain Tumors  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
MIT Technology Review (blog)The particularly lethal brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme is fast-growing, difficult to treat, and nearly always fatal; ...

Philips and BrainLAB Partner  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
DOTmed.com (press release)AEX: PHI) to offer neurosurgeons at The Montreal Children's Hospital a tool to help increase surgical precision in the removal of brain tumors. ...

Acreage family moves out  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Palm Beach PostPreliminary state Health Department findings released in late August showed potentially higher-than-expected levels of brain tumors or brain cancer in ...

UT Southwestern given $42 million for research  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Dallas Morning NewsSome of the projects receiving money include research into autism, brain tumors and cardiovascular disease. Adams said the additional funds represented a ...

Divorce Risk Higher When Wife Gets Sick  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
New York Times...three other institutions who began to collect data on 515 patients who received diagnoses of brain tumors or multiple sclerosis from 2001 through 2006. ...

Main Event: Walkers brave cold for brain tumor research  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Post-BulletinErickson and her dog Shadow participated in the walk to support both a co-worker and a family member with brain tumors. For those who didn't want to brave ...

How To Avoid Cell Phone Radiation  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
PC Magazine..."We think that based on current standards, there's increased risk of developing brain tumors in long term users—people who have used cellphones for more ...

Stems cells repair brain function in irradiated rats  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
AFP...be used to help people recover abilities to learn and remember that are lost after radiation treatment for brain tumors, experiments on rats suggest. ...

Brains behind operation  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Daily PilotNeurosurgeon at Hoag has developed a treatment for brain tumors and other diseases like Parkinson's without needing a knife. By Candice Baker Christopher ...

University College Hospital in London Introduces Treatments Delivering Faster ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)...from the patient's point of view," she added, explaining that benign brain tumors can cause cranial nerve problems and visual problems if untreated. ...

UCF & FL. Hospital Discover Brain Cancer Clue  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
University of Central Florida...“Tumor stem cells are thought to play a critical role in making malignant brain tumors resistant to current treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation ...

Fallujah's infants suffer from sharp rise in birth defects  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Raw Story..."There is also a very marked increase in the number of cases of less than two years with brain tumors. This is now a focus area of multiple tumors. ...

Pen-Sized Microscope Aims for Precise Brain Surgeries  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
DOTmed.com (press release)..."There are a couple problems in the OR with respect to malignant brain tumors," Mark Preul, MD, the director of the Neurosurgery Research Laboratory at ...

Study Shows Effectiveness of Gamma Knife Treatment  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
PRLog.Org (press release)The Gamma Knife treats brain tumors and other disorders with a precise delivery of a single high dose of radiation, which shrinks the tumor by preventing ...

Gamma Knife Treatment For Glioblastomas Shows Promising Results  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Case Medical Center report promising results from a cutting-edge research study that treated the aggressive brain tumors glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) ...

Role of Gene in Tumor Development, Growth and Progression Identified  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Cancer Institute grant totaling $1.6 million to study the AEG-1 gene in the context of malignant brain tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM. ...



Background information on Brain Tumors [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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