Siblings diagnosed with same cancer within weeks of each other
Doctors in California are trying to solve a family's stunning medical mystery. Two young siblings, four and six years old, were diagnosed with the same kind of brain tumor within two weeks of each other. Now, their parents are speaking out in hopes of raising awareness and encouraging new research. Jamie Yuccas reports.
Conclusions: When cerebral hemorrhage occurs in a cancer patient, we must consider the possibility of hemorrhage due to a brain metastasis. PMID: 30775057 [PubMed]
NIH-funded, preclinical study suggests a common form of brain cancer may be treated with combination radio- and chemotherapy
Malignant glioma is the most common and deadliest brain cancer due to the obstacle from indistinct tumor margins for surgical excision and blood brain barrier (BBB) for chemotherapy. Here, we designed and prep...
(University of Bonn) Cancer researchers at the University of Bonn have reported significant progress in the treatment of glioblastoma. About one third of all patients suffer from a particular variant of this most common and aggressive brain tumor. Survival of these patients treated with the new combination therapy increased on average by nearly half compared to patients who received the standard therapy. The study has now been published in the journal The Lancet.
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive type of primary brain cancer. With median survival of less than 15 months, identification and validation of new GBM therapeutic targets is of critical impor...
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Fewer than 1 in 10 patients with glioblastoma -- the most common type of brain cancer -- respond to immunotherapy; a new study reveals how to detect patients who may respond.