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DIPG tumor patterns offer new insight on survival
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A small subset of patients with tumors that bear mutations in a gene in the basic packaging of DNA (known as histone mutations) may have better outcomes than others, suggests new research from Michigan Medicine's Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Initiative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cells from Diseased Donors
Focus on Neuro Diseases We now have the capability to provide cells of the central and peripheral nervous system from donors with Neuro diseases. These include cells from donors with ALS, AD, PD, and Brain Cancer Donors, to name a few.We have provided cells to virtually all the large Pharmas and many small and mid-size Bio-techs. We have worked with Novartis to gain 21-CFR compliance for cells that they are using for their eye diseases drug discovery programs.I am at your “beck and call” should you have interested in exploring specific capabilities further. You can e-mail or call me at 612-801-1007 (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - January 15, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: 3-D Cell based Assays ALS Alzheimer ' s Disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis glioblastomas Parkinson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Heartbreaking photograph of childhood cancer in Florida
Florida mother Ally Parker, whose five-year-old daughter is fighting a losing battle against an aggressive form of brain cancer, uploaded a gut-wrenching photo  to Facebook. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant teen given months to live gives birth
Dana Scatton, 17, delivered a healthy baby girl last week after being given three to nine months to live in December. The teen from Pennsylvania was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant teen given months to live with DIPG gives birth
Dana Scatton, 17, delivered a healthy baby girl last week after being given three to nine months to live in December. The teen from Pennsylvania was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas A & M research shows biological clocks could improve brain cancer treatment
(Texas A&M University) Biological clocks throughout the body play a major role in human health and performance, from sleep and energy use to how food is metabolized and even stroke severity. Now, Texas A&M University researchers found that circadian rhythms could hold the key to novel therapies for glioblastoma, the most prevalent type of brain cancer in adults -- and one with a grim prognosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dr. Kurt Jaeckle to Lead Phase III Clinical Trial of Novel Drug...
Atlantic Health System's Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center, one of four sites in the country, opens phase III study of first-in-class drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in...(PRWeb January 10, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/01/prweb15074260.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Bill Gates Isn & #039;t Sweating the US & #039; Role in Medical Research
If you ask one of the world's wealthiest and most philanthropic people if he's concerned that the United States may be losing its foothold as the world leader in biomedical research, the answer might surprise you. Following a keynote presentation on the opening day of the 36th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, Bill Gates was joined on stage for an interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta, MD, who picked the multi-billionaire's brain about public funding trends for global health initiatives. Don't miss the MD&M West Conference and Expo, February 6-8, 2018. Use promo code "MDDI"...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Can turmeric really cure cancer? Woman says benefits of golden spice 'cured' her disease
TURMERIC has been proven to have major benefits for your body and brain, but can it really cure cancer? One woman says the golden spice stopped her blood cancer in its tracks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune Boosting Virus Could Be Used to Treat Brain Tumors Immune Boosting Virus Could Be Used to Treat Brain Tumors
A trial of a potential new brain cancer treatment has shown that a virus injected directly into the bloodstream can reach tumors deep inside the brain and switch on the body's own defense system to attack them.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sickness bug could help fight brain cancer by helping boost the immune system
BRAIN tumours affect around 11,000 people in the UK each year and fewer than one in seven can expect to survive longer than a decade. But new research has found a virus, best known for giving children stomach bugs, could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: Virus fuels immune system to attack brain tumors
From the bloodstream, a wild virus selectively entered cancer cells in patients' brain tumors and made it easier for the immune system to destroy them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Common virus used to help fight incurable brain cancer
UK patients are being treated with the novel therapy that ramps up the body’s own defence systems. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune boosting virus could be used to treat brain tumors
LONDON (Reuters) - A trial of a potential new brain cancer treatment has shown that a virus injected directly into the bloodstream can reach tumors deep inside the brain and switch on the body's own defense system to attack them. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A New Form of This Miracle Nutrient Is 8 Times More Powerful …
CoQ10 has made the mainstream. You can find it everywhere. But the type of CoQ10 I want to tell you about has been completely ignored. That’s too bad, because this new form is 8 times better at getting into your blood and staying there. And that’s where it has its miracle-like anti-aging effects. This new form of CoQ10 may give you the opportunity to live disease-free for the rest of your life. Today, I’ll show you how this new “reduced” form of CoQ10 gives you greater power to prevent and reverse disease. You’ll also discover that it ramps up your energy levels and slows your aging proc...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Francisco Cabrera Tags: Nutrition antioxidants CoQ10 ubiquinol Source Type: news

Tailoring cancer treatments to individual patients
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) The Center for Computational Oncology developed computer models to predict how cancer will progress in a specific individual, based on tissue, cellular and subcellular protein signaling responses. The models can predict how brain tumors (gliomas) will grow with much greater accuracy than previous models. Recently, the group began a clinical study to predict how an individual's cancer will progress after one cycle of therapy, and to use that prediction to plan the course of treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virus could treat brain tumours by boosting immune system
(University of Leeds) Virus could act as an immunotherapy when injected into bloodstream. First human trial shows virus can cross blood-brain barrier to infect tumors and stimulate the body's immune system to attack the cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New guidelines on clinical trial design for patients with brain metastases
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) New guidelines from an international, multidisciplinary group published in the journal Lancet Oncology describe how to most appropriately address cancer patients with CNS involvement within clinical trials of anti-cancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many With Deadly Brain Cancer Don ’ t Opt for Hospice Care
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Many with Deadly Brain Cancer Don't Opt for Hospice Care
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Tumors, Hospice Care (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many With Deadly Brain Cancer Don't Opt for Hospice Care
THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 -- Many patients with a deadly type of brain tumor don't receive adequate hospice care, a new study finds. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 patients in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pet Dogs May Speed Human Brain Cancer Trials
Title: Pet Dogs May Speed Human Brain Cancer TrialsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many With Deadly Brain Cancer Don't Opt for Hospice Care
Title: Many With Deadly Brain Cancer Don't Opt for Hospice CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pet Dogs May Speed Human Brain Cancer Trials
A new five-year research project at the University of Minnesota will include pet dogs with glioblastoma (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pet Dogs May Speed Human Brain Cancer Trials
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Tumors, Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pet Dogs May Speed Human Brain Cancer Trials
TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 -- Man's best friend may help scientists learn more about a deadly brain cancer in people. Both dogs and humans can develop glioblastoma. Half of people diagnosed with this type of brain cancer live fewer than 14 months, even... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chemotherapy sends John McCain to the hospital ... Will he suffer "chemo brain" from toxic chemo drugs?
(Natural News) For many years, conservatives across the country have strongly disagreed with Arizona Senator John McCain over a number of issues in which he has sided more with the Left than the Right. Politics aside, however, McCain’s recent announcement that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer is something that the entire country can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pet Dogs May Speed Human Brain Cancer Trials
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - December 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Electric field therapy boosts survival from deadly brain tumor
Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer with poor outcomes. But the final results of a phase III trial reveal that a novel treatment could increase survival. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Electric device slows growth of deadly brain tumors
In a recent clinical trial, researchers at Northwestern Medicine successfully slowed the growth of a deadly brain tumor using a new electric device. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many brain tumor patients do not receive adequate end-of-life care
(Massachusetts General Hospital) While more than 60 percent of patients with the brain tumors called malignant gliomas enroll in hospice services, almost a quarter of them do so within a week of death, probably too late for patients and family members to benefit from hospice care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Molecular super enhancers: A new key for targeted therapy of brain cancer in children
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Ependymoma refers to a heterogeneous group of cancers that can occur at any age and is one of the most common types of brain cancer in children. The genetic causes for its development are largely unknown and there are no targeted treatments to date. Scientists from the Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg, in collaboration with colleagues from the US and Canada, have now developed a molecular approach that opens new treatment prospects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Electric fields therapy shows promise for brain cancer patients: study
Seven hundred patients were part of the study, published Tuesday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is Microwaving Plastic Food Containers Safe? Experts Say No
CBS Local — Despite concerning medical findings, many people still microwave their food in plastic containers. A new warning from the Cleveland Clinic is now urging people to ditch the containers, even if they are labeled “microwave-safe.” Lindsey Malone, dietitian and manager of nutrition, at the Ohio hospital says the materials in plastic containers can contaminate other objects when heated. “With plastic, you can have high temperatures from the microwave or the dishwasher, those plastics can become unstable and components can get into your food,” Malone told Cleveland 19...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Bisphenol A BPA Cancer Chris Melore Local TV microwave plastic plastic food container talkers Source Type: news

Techy Christmas gifts could raise children's CANCER risks
Popular holiday gifts like cell phones and smart toys emit radio energy that may increase brain cancer risks, according to today's warnings from experts including a former NIH toxicologist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ It ’ s My Life ’ : Brain Cancer Motivates City Commissioner ’ s Activism
Fighting cancer, Nisha Agarwal, New York ’ s head of immigrant affairs, went to Washington to protest the tax plan ’ s possible effect on medical research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIZ ROBBINS Tags: Brain Cancer Illegal Immigration Immigration and Emigration Taxation Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (NYC) Barkan, Ady New York City Nisha Agarwal Source Type: news

Tumor-Treating Fields: Significant Survival in Glioblastoma Tumor-Treating Fields: Significant Survival in Glioblastoma
For patients with glioblastoma, survival was significantly improved through use of a device that delivers tumor-treating fields to the brain. Patients also received standard chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health officials warn that cell phones cause brain cancer, headaches, low sperm count and impaired memory
(Natural News) Figures indicate that you likely use a cell phone on a daily basis, since 95 percent of all Americans do so. And statistics indicate that most of our children now have one of these devices by the age of 10. That must mean they’re safe, right? Unfortunately not. And though it has been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA grant program funds interdisciplinary brain cancer research
When a neurosurgeon looks at a glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, she sees a dark mass bullying its way through the brain. When an oncologist talks to a patient with glioblastoma, he tempers expectations, talking in months rather than years. When a molecular biologist thinks about glioblastoma, she thinks about the tumor ’s sweet tooth — the sugar it consumes to fuel its frenetic growth. And when you put all these people together — you get a plan to fight cancer.Armed with new research tools and a grant from the David Geffen School of Medicine ’s newSeed Grant Program, a team of UCLA ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Use radiosurgery for certain brain lesion patients
In a subset of patients, radiosurgery may be the best choice for those with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: SRS decreases local brain tumor recurrence ASTRO: SRS better than whole-brain radiotherapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiosurgery or whole-brain radiation in patients with multiple brain metastases?
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A University of Colorado Cancer Center study publishing in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology shows that in a subset of patients, radiosurgery may be the best choice even when the number of brain lesions far exceeds the established three-lesion threshold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bringing Robotics into the Cath Lab to Protect Physicians
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, or angioplasty with stent) is a common procedure used to treat patients with obstructive coronary artery disease, with an estimated 600,000 procedures performed annually in the United States. PCI has a low risk of complications for patients, but that's not the case for clinicians. Patients receive a dose of radiation during a PCI procedure, which takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. Interventional cardiologists and cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel are exposed to ionizing radiation all day, every day. Protective measures, such as radiation safety caps,...
Source: MDDI - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Insightec raises $150m in Series E
Insightec said yesterday it raised $150 million in a Series E round of financing led by Koch Industries’ Koch Disruptive Technologies to support its MRI-guided focused ultrasound technologies. The round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies and joined by existing investors Elbit Imaging, York Capital, Focus Holdings, GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE), GEOC and Meditech Advisors, the Israel-based company said. “This investment aligns well with the founding principles of both Koch Disruptive Technologies and Koch Industries. With a track record of driving innovation and improving patient outcomes, Insightec has...
Source: Mass Device - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

KAIST team develops technology to find optimum drug target for cancer
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A KAIST research team led by Professor Kwang-Hyun Cho of the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering developed technology to find the optimum drug target according to the type of cancer cell. The team used systems biology to analyze molecular network dynamics that reflect genetic mutations in cancer cells and to predict drug response. The technology could contribute greatly to future anti-cancer drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Make-A-Wish sends 7 teens to Star Wars premiere
Seven teens with life-threatening illnesses including leukemia and brain cancer had the chance to the meet the stars of The Last Jedi at the world premiere in Los Angeles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 14, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: John McCain Hospitalized Due to Side Effects of Brain Cancer Treatment Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been hospitalized to recover from what... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Molecular gel helps cancer imaging
Researchers from the City College of New York have developed an aid for optical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Optical technique sorts malignant from benign in brain surgery Global optical imaging market to see double-digit growth Australian group develops new optical breast imaging technique SNMMI: Optical-gamma imaging hybrid shows promise Perimeter lands FDA clearance for optical imaging system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vasohibins/SVBP are tubulin carboxypeptidases (TCPs) that regulate neuron differentiation
Reversible detyrosination of α-tubulin is crucial to microtubule dynamics and functions, and defects have been implicated in cancer, brain disorganization, and cardiomyopathies. The identity of the tubulin tyrosine carboxypeptidase (TCP) responsible for detyrosination has remained unclear. We used chemical proteomics with a potent irreversible inhibitor to show that the major brain TCP is a complex of vasohibin-1 (VASH1) with the small vasohibin binding protein (SVBP). VASH1 and its homolog VASH2, when complexed with SVBP, exhibited robust and specific Tyr/Phe carboxypeptidase activity on microtubules. Knockdown of v...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Aillaud, C., Bosc, C., Peris, L., Bosson, A., Heemeryck, P., Van Dijk, J., Le Friec, J., Boulan, B., Vossier, F., Sanman, L. E., Syed, S., Amara, N., Coute, Y., Lafanechere, L., Denarier, E., Delphin, C., Pelletier, L., Humbert, S., Bogyo, M., Andrieux, A Tags: Biochemistry, Cell Biology reports Source Type: news

John McCain in hospital
U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, is receiving medical treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C., according to his  office. McCain, 81, has been diagnosed with a serious form of brain cancer and has been receiving treatment. McCain said earlier this year the survival chances for the cancer are low. His office said today McCain was at the hospital receiving treatment for side effects to his cancer treatments. “Senator McCain is currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news