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Brainlab wins FDA nod for Elements Spine, Cranial SRS radiosurgery planning software
Brainlab said today it won FDA clearance for its Elements Spine SRS and Elements Cranial SRS radiosurgery surgical planning software applications. The Munich, Germany-based company said that the Elements Cranial SRS is designed to allow physicians to create radiosurgery plans in less than 15 minutes, supporting plans for numerous cranial indications including arteriovenous malformations, pituitary adenoma, vestibular schwannoma, glioma, meningioma and large brain metastases. “We are highly impressed with the dosimetric results and the speed of plan optimization. We ran a few plan comparisons between our other plannin...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Radiosurgery Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Brainlab Source Type: news

Soccer star Lauren Holiday celebrate's daughter's birthday
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lauren Holiday celebrate's daughter's birthday
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stanford researchers halt brain cancer growth with absence of protein
Research at Stanford University suggests the growth of specific brain tumors -- high-grade gliomas -- can be stopped by cutting off access to a signaling molecule. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in mice
NIH-funded study suggests approach for treating brain tumors. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in mice
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) New research conducted in mice provides evidence that highly lethal brain tumors, called high-grade gliomas, stop growing when deprived of a specific molecule naturally produced when brain cells fire. The experiments, led by a group of scientists from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, suggest that targeting a protein called neuroligin-3 may prove beneficial in patients with these diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

National Cancer Institute designates UCLA brain cancer program a site of research excellence
The brain cancer program at UCLA ’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Brain Tumor Center has been designated a Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE, by the National Cancer Institute, making it one of only five brain cancer programs nationwide to receive this national recognition and substantial rese arch funding.The designation comes with an $11.4 million, five-year grant that recognizes UCLA ’s brain cancer program as one of the best in the country. The program supports research into the prevention, detection and treatment of one of the most lethal and deadly cancers, which often...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

​Multimillion-dollar gift to help Cincinnati Children’s combat cancer
A Glendale-based charity is donating $2.7 million to Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital to create an international consortium that will collaborate on clinical trials of promising medications for children with high-risk brain tumors. This afternoon the Cure Starts Now planned to surprise Dr. Maryam Fouladi, medical director of the Brain Tumor Center at Cincinnati Childre n’s, with a check for $1.5 million, which represents the first two years of funding for the three-year grant. The check was to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

‘I Just Left My Body.’ Kate Walsh Speaks Out on Brain Tumor Diagnosis
Actress Kate Walsh was diagnosed with a “sizable” brain tumor two years ago, she revealed in a new interview. Walsh, who used to star in hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, opened up to Cosmopolitan about how terrified she was after the diagnosis in June 2015 and right before the surgery to remove it that same year. “I just left my body,” she told the magazine in an interview published Wednesday. “It was never anything I would have imagined.” Walsh said she had a meningioma, a tumor that forms from the membranes, that was the size of a small lemon. But doctors discov...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

A guide to childhood brain tumors
There are many different types and classifications of pediatric brain tumors, based upon cell structure, composition, rate of growth and location. A child’s tumor may have the same microscopic appearance to an adult tumor, but the mutations that cause its growth are completely different. Learn about the six most common types of childhood brain tumors. var metaslider_28538 = function($) { $('#metaslider_28538').flexslider({ slideshowSpeed:3000, animation:"fade", controlNav:true, di...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: brain tumors Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Source Type: news

Grey's Anatomy actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis
Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-Stigma and Mental Health
I’ve been asked twice to talk about my personal experience dealing with depression, anxiety and the use of genetic testing for mental health treatment. I became aware of this new test during a medication management appointment. My practitioner, a psychiatric advanced practice nurse, is an expert with psychopharmacology, and very knowledgeable about the latest treatments for depression. After trial and error with many medications, we discussed pinpointing the best antidepressant for me, through genetic testing. My interviews were featured on “Innovations”, a TV series on the Discovery Channel (watch here),...
Source: Psych Central - September 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vince G. Sparks Tags: Anxiety Depression Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Self-Esteem Treatment Inheritance Mental Health self-compassion Stereotype Stigma Stigmatization Source Type: news

Actress Kate Walsh Reveals Brain Tumor Surgery
'Grey's Anatomy' star has procedure on benign tumor. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chad Carr brain tumor tissue leads to breakthrough
Chad Carr, the grandson of legendary University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was just five years old when he died. He had DIPG, a lethal and untreatable brain tumor which only affects kids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis beats "incurable" brain tumor after chemo fails
(Natural News) A Scottish woman given just months to live back in 2013 claims that she has cannabis oil to thank for the fact that she has been in remission for nearly four years. After being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, Lynn Cameron was subjected to the usual assault of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tissue of boy, 5, who died of tumor leads to breakthrough
Chad Carr, the grandson of legendary University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was just five years old when he died. He had DIPG, a lethal and untreatable brain tumor which only affects kids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study shows that genomic profiling can help improve treatment of brain tumors in children
(Wiley) The largest genomic profiling study ever conducted into a type of brain tumor known as glioma in children has identified genetic alterations in 96% of cases. As reported in The Oncologist, this genetic information could help to identify the most effective treatments for specific cases of glioma, hopefully improving the prognosis for what is currently the leading cause of death for children with cancer in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Welsh mother's body began shaking due to rare brain tumour
Nicola Davies, 45, from Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, had been unknowingly living with the growth inside her brain for around 10 years before her symptoms, including headache, started to show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's body began shaking due to a rare brain tumour  
Nicola Davies, 45, from Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, had been unknowingly living with the growth inside her brain for around 10 years before her symptoms, including headache, started to show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Survivor Says CBD Oil ‘Saved Her Life’ After Doctors Said She Had 6 Months To Live
(Natural News) Four years ago, this cancer survivor was told she had “six to 18 months” to live. Today, she is advocating for the decriminalization of the life-saving herb. (Article by Amanda Froelich republished from TrueActivist.com) No one wants to be told they have cancer — let alone an inoperable brain tumor, yet this is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA looping architecture may lead to opportunities to treat brain tumors
(Baylor College of Medicine) The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene, which is important for both normal brain development and brain tumor growth, might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise
Treatment TermsCorneal disease Overview A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage caused by a condition known as corneal anesthesia. The use of the donor nerve, an advance pioneered at Duke, may help people recover faster after surgery and could impact how other chronic eye conditions are treated. Content Blocks Header What Is Corneal Anesthesia? ContentCorneal anesthesia -- the medical term is neurotrophic keratopathy -- is a potentially devastating condition that can arise after certain viral infections...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Group to offer free brain scans in Wash. DC
The Brain Tumor Foundation plans to offer free brain MRI scans to the public...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lynn Cameron claims cannabis oil CURED her brain tumour
Lynn Cameron, 48, from Blantyre, Scotland was given just 'six to 18 months' after her grade 4 tumour failed to respond to chemotherapy. She claims cannabis oil made her mass disappear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother with terminal brain cancer to deliver baby early
Carrie Deklyen, 37, was 24 weeks pregnant with her daughter while battling a terminal brain tumor. The doctors in Michigan delivered Life, the baby, at 24 weeks because she was very sick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother with terminal brain cancer delivers baby early
Carrie DeKlyen, 37, was 24 weeks pregnant with her daughter while battling a terminal brain tumor. The doctors in Michigan delivered Life (pictured) at 24 weeks because she was very sick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika virus may be useful in treating brain tumours
Conclusion This is an interesting piece of research that shows how knowledge in one field of medicine can sometimes be applied to another field with surprising results. But it's important to be realistic about the stage of research. This is very much a "proof of concept" study, and tests on cells, tissues and mice don't necessarily translate into a safe and effective treatment for humans. The study has several limitations, but the fact the treatment so far hasn't been tested on humans is the most important. For one thing, Zika virus doesn't naturally infect mice, so researchers had to use a specially engineered v...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Zika Virus Could One Day Help Treat A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer
Zika's most damaging quality could be weaponized against brain tumor cells. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Virus Could One Day Help Treat A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer
Zika's most damaging quality could be weaponized against brain tumor cells. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New technique gives a clearer image of immunotherapy results in advanced brain cancer
FINDINGSResearchers led by Robert Prins, a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, have developed a new approach for brain imaging that can better distinguish immune responses from tumor growth in both preclinical studies and in people with glioblastoma.BACKGROUNDDespite clinical advances in immunotherapy for cancer, non-invasive monitoring of tumor growth (especially in people with brain tumors) has been a significant problem. When clinicians use traditional medical imaging processes, the inflammation that sometimes results from immunotherapies can resemble neurological decline and tumor growth.METHODPrins...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zika can kill brain tumors like John McCain's, study says
New research by Washington University School of Medicine found it is possible to use the virus to target glioblastoma tumor cells in adult brains. It is so far an incurable cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New connections: Pleiotrophin and glioma
The cytokine pleiotrophin promotes the invasion and vascularization of glioma. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wong, W. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Oncolytic virotherapy offers new approach in treating brain tumors
For Jennifer Amsley and daughter Xia Martinez of Maryland, an oncolytic virotherapy study at Children ’s of Alabama has strengthened their resolve to fight and their desire for a sense of normalcy. Xia, 14, has an aggressive glioma brain tumor and an MRI showed new growth. That’s when doctors in Maryland informed Xia and her family of a clinical trial conducted by Dr. Gregory Friedman, associat e professor of pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Children’s, and scientist… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Content provided by Children ’s of Alabama Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Treatment
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor
(University of Rochester Medical Center) Music is not only a major part of Dan Fabbio's life, as a music teacher it is his livelihood. So when doctors discovered a tumor located in the part of his brain responsible for music function, he began a long journey that involved a team of physicians, scientists, and a music professor and culminated with him awake and playing a saxophone as surgeons operated on his brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patient Plays Saxophone While Surgeons Remove Brain Tumor
Music is not only a major part of Dan Fabbio ’s life, as a music teacher it is his livelihood. So when doctors discovered a tumor located in the part of his brain responsible for music function, he began a long journey that involved a team of physicians, scientists, and a music professor and culminated with him awake and playing a saxophone as surgeons operated on his brain. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Brain tumour battle steps up: New hope for future treatment revealed
BRAIN tumour survival rates are difficult to predict - but around 15 out of every 100 people diagnosed with a brain tumour will survive for five or more years after diagnosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

€ 3.7 million project for the next generation of brain tumor researchers
(University of Plymouth) A pan-European initiative led by the University of Plymouth designed to train the next generation of brain tumor researchers, has received funding of almost € 3.7 million from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 -- Research and Innovation Framework Programme. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 62
In this issue: A new tool to encourage links between industry and academia, blockchain ’s applications for pharma, using Zika to attack brain tumour cells, treating MS with nanotechnology, the benefits of publicly funded cancer trials, and more. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zika virus: an unlikely new anti-cancer candidate
Scientists at Cambridge University, funded by Cancer Research UK, are investigating the potential for Zika virus to be weaponised against brain tumour cells. The researchers have received funding to test the effect of Zika on glioblastoma, one of the … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Experts warn Senator John McCain's brain cancer will return even after radiation and chemotherapy
(Natural News) Last July 31, Senator John McCain returned to Arizona to undergo chemotherapy and targeted radiation, both standard post-surgical treatments for his brain tumor. The Arizona politician, 80, was diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma following a craniotomy to remove a blood clot below his left eyebrow. The July 14 procedure was scheduled after McCain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Summer ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Summer ‘17 Welcome new member, Geoffrey Milos! Geoffrey writes that he has a great interest in electronic health records (EHR) and how they enable individuals to more fully participate in the management of their own health care. Patient access to their respective, complete EHR is key to this empowerment. Individuals seem to be making progress on this front, slowly but surely. Geoffrey is interested in active innovators in the personal health care application space, specifically applications that can accept provider-sourced EHR inputs and other organizations that actively promote individual acce...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Community Members New Members Summer '17 Source Type: news

The savior baby
Georgina Russell, 31, from Preston, is desperate to help her brother Ashley - who has a brain tumour. She is set to harvest stem cells from her baby's umbilical cord in an attempt to save him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl diagnosed with brain tumor after 'period pains'
Haley Flatt, 14, of Oklahoma, was diagnosed with a rare benign brain tumor when she was 11. She had surgery but only 75 percent of the tumor could be removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tributes to father-son 9/11 officers who died a year apart
Former police officer Robert Alexander passed on Monday at 43 from a brain tumor. In November 2016, his firefighter father Raymond died at 76, having battled seven cancers in 13 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father and son 9/11 responders die less than a year apart
Former police officer Robert Alexander passed on Monday at 43 from a brain tumor. In November 2016, his firefighter father Raymond died at 76, having battled seven cancers in 13 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers map brain tumor cells' adaptation to oxygen deprivation
(Lund University) The most aggressive variant of brain tumor -- glioblastoma -- has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is therefore an urgent need for new treatment strategies for this group of patients. A research team from Lund University in Sweden has now identified new factors which may affect the tumor cells' ability to resist treatment. The study has been published in Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers demonstrate use of breast cancer drug to shrink brain tumours
Researchers from the University of Queensland ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience in Australia and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in the US have conducted a clinical trial to evaluate a previously approved breast cancer drug palbociclib … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teen whose breasts were leaking milk had a brain tumour
Jessica Buck, now 24, from Oxfordshire, was just 18 when she was diagnosed with  a pituitary gland tumour, which is causing an over-production of the hormone which stimulates milk production. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news