Paul Ritter, actor in 'Harry Potter' and 'Chernobyl,' dead at 54 after suffering brain tumor
Paul Ritter, known for the "Harry Potter" franchise and "Chernobyl" died at age 54. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Harry Potter' Actor Paul Ritter Dies of Brain Tumor at 54
'Harry Potter" actor Paul Ritter dead at 54. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vysioneer secures FDA clearance for brain tumor contouring software
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared artificial intelligenc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Akesis radiation therapy system cleared Radformation releases rad therapy contouring software European Commission gives OK to big Siemens/Varian deal Hypofractionated radiotherapy helped England survive COVID-19 ViewRay posts mixed financial results for Q4, year (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Christ Hospital, Mayfield Brain & Spine announce new partnership
Two of the region ’s most recognized health care providers are partnering to enhance care for patients with brain tumors and other brain diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

She Suffered Balance Issues for Years. Was It a Brain Tumor?
A visit to the dentist unexpectedly led to a resolution. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Ears and Hearing Vertigo Brain Tumors Source Type: news

Mother, 53, claims four years of IVF left her with a life-threatening brain tumour
Serena Jardine, from Worthing in Sussex, became dizzy and forgetful in 2014, six years after she first had IVF, and was soon diagnosed with a non-cancerous meningioma brain tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin trial dramatically reduces seizures in tuberous sclerosis
(University College London) A team of researchers led by UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has found that metformin - a drug commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes - can successfully reduce symptoms associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), including reduction in the frequency of seizures and the size of brain tumours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upstate Cancer Center introduces multidisciplinary team for brain tumor patients
Program incorporates radiation oncology, neurosurgery and medical oncology. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - March 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Vaccination against mutated protein tested in brain tumor patients for the first time
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Tumor vaccines can help the body fight cancer. Mutations in the tumor genome often lead to protein changes that are typical of cancer. A vaccine can alert the patients' immune system to these mutated proteins. For the first time, physicians and cancer researchers from Heidelberg and Mannheim have now carried out a clinical trial to test a mutation-specific vaccine against malignant brain tumors. The vaccine proved to be safe and triggered the desired immune response in the tumor tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 24, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New anti-cancer therapy: Converting glioma cells into neurons
(Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Institute of CNS Regeneration,Jinan University) Glioma is a fatal neurological disorder that has limited interventional treatment, despite extensive research over the past several decades. A research team led by Dr. Gong Chen,has developed a novel gene therapy to reprogram glioma cells into functional neurons, shedding new light on glioma treatment. The work has been published in Cancer Biology& Medicine on March 22, 2021 (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ATRT molecular groups: looking at the biology from the clinic
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are learning more about what the molecular groups of a rare pediatric brain tumor mean for clinical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Simple blood test could replace surgery for some brain tumour patients
(University of Plymouth) Researchers at the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence at the University of Plymouth have discovered a biomarker which helps to distinguish whether meningioma - the most common form of adult primary brain tumour - is grade I or grade II. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 17, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Special Collection: Brain tumour diagnosis and management
Cochrane Library Special Collections provide a round-up of up-to-date Cochrane evidence on a specific topic.This Special Collection provides evidence in several key clinical priority areas for brain tumour research.  The reviews in this Collectionprovide evidence towards clinical priority areas for research, and their funding, and therefore, are important for consumers, clinicians, healthcare providers and funders.Topics include:Diagnosing brain tumours quickly, safely, and accuratelyRisk-sharing in decision making for brain tumoursBest treatment when decisions are difficult When asked about the new Special Colle...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Weight Gain Common in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Weight Gain Common in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors
Children treated for brain tumors experienced significant weight gain and had a high rate of hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Five University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers receive grants to study brain tumors
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Three projects from University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers have received grants from the Denver-based Michele Plachy-Rubin Fund for Pilot Grants in Brain Cancer Research. Receiving $40,000 each to fund their work around brain cancer are Sujatha Venkataraman, PhD; and the teams of Philip Reigan, PhD, and Michael Graner, PhD; and Natalie Serkova, PhD, and Nicholas Foreman, MD, MBChB. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Are the Causes of Secondary Amenorrhea?
Discussion The first sign of puberty in females is breast budding (Tanner stage II) which normally occurs from 8-13 years. Menarche usually occurs within 2 years of breast budding occurring usually at Tanner stage III-IV breast development. Menarche occurs for most girls from 10-15 years. Most cycles range between 21-45 days. Age> 13 years without acquisition of secondary sexual characteristics,> 15 years before menarche or 5 years after acquisition of secondary sexual characteristics or cycles longer than 45 days are indications for evaluation. After menarche is it not uncommon to have anovulatory cycles that are ir...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New cancer scan could guide brain surgery
(Institute of Cancer Research) A type of ultrasound scan can detect cancer tissue left behind after a brain tumour is removed more sensitively than surgeons, and could improve the outcome from operations, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Targeted delivery of highly toxic anti-cancer drug to brain tumors
(University of Houston) University of Houston biomedical researcher Sheeren Majd is reporting the development and testing of a new nano-carrier as a potential treatment to deliver highly toxic medicine to glioblastomas, the most common and aggressive form of primary brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

3D biopsies to better understand brain tumors
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Researchers at the Institut de Neuroci è ncies of the Universitat Aut ò noma de Barcelona (INc-UAB) obtained a highly accurate recreation of human glioblastoma's features using a novel 3D microscopy analysis. The study, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications, provides new information to help with the diagnose, by finding therapeutical targets and designing immunotherapeutical strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dr. Frederick Boop presents at the ISPN 2020 Virtual Meeting
(Le Bonheur Children's Hospital) Understanding the molecular biology of brain tumors is key to prognosis and treatment said Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute Co-Director Frederick Boop, MD, in his presentation " How Molecular Biology Impacts Clinical Practice " at the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) 2020 Virtual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combination treatment for common glioma type shows promise in mice
NIH-funded preclinical study suggests new approach to treat a type of brain tumor (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Combination treatment for common glioma type shows promise in mice
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Gliomas are common brain tumors that comprise about one third of all cancers of the nervous system. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers tested a novel combination treatment approach on mice with tumors with characteristics similar to human astrocytomas and found tumor regression in 60 percent of the mice treated. These encouraging results could be the first step toward developing a treatment for this type of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New immunotherapy target discovered for malignant brain tumors
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Scientists say they have discovered a potential new target for immunotherapy of malignant brain tumors, which so far have resisted the ground-breaking cancer treatment based on harnessing the body's immune system. The discovery, reported in the journal CELL, emerged from laboratory experiments and has no immediate implications for treating patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Child brain tumors can be classified by advanced imaging and AI
(University of Warwick) Diffusion weighted imaging and machine learning can successfully classify the diagnosis and characteristics of common types of paediatric brain tumours a UK-based multi-centre study, including WMG at the University of Warwick has found. This means that the tumour can be characterised and treated more efficiently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aggressive brain tumor mapped in genetic, molecular detail
(Washington University School of Medicine) A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has revealed a detailed map of the genes, proteins, infiltrating cells and signaling pathways that play key roles in driving glioblastoma. The study, of 99 tumors from patients, is the largest and most detailed schematic of this deadly brain tumor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers find parallels in spread of brain cancer in mammals, zebrafish
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech scientists have identified a new zebrafish model that could help advance glioblastoma multiforme research. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of primary brain tumor - fewer than one in 20 patients survive five years after diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brain tumor study reveals surprising gene deletion and method to overcome drug resistance
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Experts at Cincinnati Children's report success at averting drug resistance in a subtype of brain tumors called glioblastomas. Importantly, the research indicates that the approach may also work in other cancers, such as melanoma, that exhibit a similar pathway of drug resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 10, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evidence for routine brain tumor imaging is murky, but research can shed light
(Frontiers) After treatment, medical staff use routine brain scans to monitor progress in brain tumor patients. However, how often such scans should occur is unclear. A Position Statement from a large group of UK experts highlights that the evidence behind current scanning routines is weak. The article highlights numerous ways that researchers can gather evidence to improve scanning routines so that they are most effective and do not interfere with patient quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Former CTU President Karen Lewis dies
Lewis had considered running against then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2014 but decided against it after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT shows COVID-19 vaccine uptake
The COVID-19 vaccine shows uptake on FDG-PET/CT, and radiologists should be...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Calif. technologist dies after COVID vaccine PET/CT guidance offers valuable approach to lung biopsies PET/CT with Ga-68 tracer better for cancer patients PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment Dual-phase technique improves PET/CT brain tumor imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Covid-19 vaccine: Woman to restart chemotherapy after jab
Vicki Meredew, who received a leftover vaccine dose, will continue palliative treatment for a brain tumour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philadelphia-based Children's Brain Tumor Network to double staff thanks to $2.75M gift
The Philadelphia-based Children ’s Brain Tumor Network is doubling the size of its workforce thanks to $2.75 million in donations. The Swifty Foundation provided a $1.75 million gift to the nonprofit organization to accelerate pediatric brain tumor research around the globe. The gift was augmented by another $1 million in don ations that Swifty Foundation co-founders Al and Patti Gustafson secured by partnering with surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Illinois-based foundation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Can Brain Stem Glioma Be Cured
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New approach emerges to better classify, treat brain tumors
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A look at RNA tells us what our genes are telling our cells to do, and scientists say looking directly at the RNA of brain tumor cells appears to provide objective, efficient evidence to better classify a tumor and the most effective treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Toxoplasma Gondii Infection May Be Tied to Higher Risk of Brain Cancer Toxoplasma Gondii Infection May Be Tied to Higher Risk of Brain Cancer
Data from two prospective studies point to an association between Toxoplasma gondii infection and the risk of glioma in adults, suggesting that reducing exposure could provide an avenue to modify glioma risk, the researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Researchers link cellular transport pathway to aggressive brain cancer
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers at McGill University have identified a new cellular pathway that limits the growth and spread of brain tumors by controlling the recycling of cell surface receptor proteins. The study, which will be published January 14 in the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), suggests that the pathway, which involves a protein called Rab35, is defective in many patients with glioblastoma and that restoring Rab35's activity could be a new therapeutic strategy for this deadly form of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PET/CT guidance offers valuable approach to lung biopsies
One optimum way to reduce inconclusive lung biopsy results and better detect...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/CT with Ga-68 tracer better for cancer patients Dual-phase technique improves PET/CT brain tumor imaging PET/CT could be useful for diagnosing fever SNMMI 2020: PSMA-PET/CT changes prostate cancer management PET/CT confirms breast cancer predicted by blood markers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors
Title: Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain TumorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Recurrent GBM brain tumors with few mutations respond best to immunotherapy
(Duke University Medical Center) New insights from a team led by Duke's Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center provide potential answers about why immunotherapies have limited success against brain tumors. The team found that recurring glioblastoma tumors with very few mutations are far more vulnerable to immunotherapies than similar tumors with an abundance of mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Link Between T. gondii Infection, Glioma Risk Examined
Significant increase in glioma risk seen for those with higher antibody titers to the sag - 1 antigen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- A foodborne pathogen may be linked to a type of rare brain cancer in adults, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who have glioma are more likely to have antibodies to toxoplasma gondii than a similar group... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Link Between T. gondii Infection, Glioma Risk Examined
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Some evidence suggests that there is an increased risk for glioma among individuals who have had Toxoplasma gondii infection, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the International Journal of Cancer. James M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study identifies exposure to common food-borne pathogen linked to rare brain cancer
(American Cancer Society) A new study suggests a link between toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection and the risk of glioma, a type of brain cancer, in adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Philadelphia biotech firm acquired for $78M by North Carolina company with eye on cancer treatment
The North Carolina biopharmaceutical firm is aiming to boost its pipeline of drugs designed to combat recurrent glioma – a form of brain cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Durham biotech makes $78M deal for Philly firm to boost platform for cancer treatment
The Durham-based biopharmaceutical firm is aiming to boost its pipeline of drugs designed to combat recurrent glioma – a form of brain cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Durham biotech makes $78M deal for Philly firm to boost platform for cancer treatment
The Durham-based biopharmaceutical firm is aiming to boost its pipeline of drugs designed to combat recurrent glioma – a form of brain cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

New Clues to How Cancers Originate in the Brain
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2021 -- Researchers say a new study may offer hope for future patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. It's the brain tumor that killed Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy. Investigators from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain cancer linked to tissue healing
(University of Toronto) Brain tumours might arise from an injury that could not heal properly, Canadian scientists have found. The researches detected an increase in inflammation markers typical of injury response in the cells that give rise to glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer, indicating the cancer cells' potential role in tissue healing. The unexpected findings open new ideas about how brain tumours develop while suggesting that anti-inflammatory medications might benefit some glioblastoma patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news