Woman, 21, is diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of a SATSUMA after a roller coaster ride
Molly White, from Paignton in Devon, discovered she had astrocytoma brain cancer after riding on the Colossus roller coaster at Thorpe Park in 2016. She has since had two operations to treat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri Hospital Gets Another Cuban Nephrologist
[Nation] Nyeri County Referral Hospital has received another Cuban doctor five months after a brain tumour forced the nephrologist to return home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boy's 'lazy eye' turns out to be a sign of a terminal brain tumour
Tony and Soeli Stephenson, of Norfolk, thought their son, Charlie, nine, just needed glasses. But their life 'crumbled' after tests revealed an inoperable tumour in February. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Commonly Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Maria Menounos describes devastating brain tumor diagnosis as mother was also battling cancer
Maria Menounos, 40, revealed in an interview with Fox News Radio that she was experiencing symptoms related to her brain tumor, but brushed them aside because she was 'busy'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bright spot analysis for photodynamic diagnosis of brain tumors using confocal microscopy
(Kanazawa University) A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University have found that bright spot areas have generally lower fluorescence in brain tumors than in normal tissues in images captured by irradiation with a 405 nm wavelength laser and 544.5-619.5 nm band-pass filter. This may facilitate discrimination of glioblastoma with or without 5-aminolevulinic acid fluorescence and could be applicable to other tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AI Used to Assess Treatment Response for Brain Tumors
Researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Centre have developed a new method for the automated image analysis of brain tumors. In their recent publication, the authors show that machine learning methods carefully trained on standard MRI are more reliable and precise than established radiological methods in the treatment of brain tumors. Thus, they make a valuable contribution to the individualized treatment of tumors. In addition, the validated method is an important first step towards the automated high-throughput analysis of medical image data of brain tumors. One of the essential cri...
Source: MDDI - April 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reveals she has a brain tumor and needs surgery
Kelly Stafford, 29, wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, revealed she was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor that forms on a nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Researchers create CT, MRI image-altering malware to expose vulnerabilities
A group of researchers have created a malware program designed to exploit vulnerabilities in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging equipment to add realistic, malignant-seeming growths to scans in a bid to draw attention to vulnerabilities in medical equipment networks, according to a Washington Post report. Researchers Yisroel Mirsky, Yuval Elovici and two others at the University Cyber Security Research Center in Israel created the malware program for use in a blinded study involving real CT scans, according to the report. A total of 70 images were altered by the malware and were able to fool three skilled r...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Imaging Software / IT Source Type: news

How cost-effective is intraoperative MRI for gliomas?
Using a simulated clinical decision analysis model, researchers from the University...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Workflow optimization cuts MRI turnaround time Imaging analytics platform optimizes MRI operations MRA is cost-effective for kidney disease-related aneurysms Study reveals steep cost of delaying stroke treatment MRI for knee pain adds cost with negligible benefit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence helps to better assess treatment response of brain tumors
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) A team from Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Centre has developed a new method for the automated image analysis of brain tumors. The authors show that machine learning methods carefully trained on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are more reliable and precise than established radiological methods in the treatment of brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Martin Kemp health: The actor had two brain tumours - symptoms to watch out for
MARTIN KEMP has had a successful career in music and TV for over 40 years, but back in the 1990s the star was struck down with two brain tumours. Brain tumours can be deadly if not treated, but what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NexStim wins Health Canada approval for NBS, NexSpeech
Nexstim said today that it won approval from Health Canada for its NBS system and NexSpeech devices. The Helsinki-based company’s NBS system and NexSpeech comprise a diagnostic device intended for the non-invasive localization of the brain areas that control motor and speech functions. The devices are used by neurosurgeons for surgical planning prior to brain tumor operations or in treating treatment-resistant epilepsy, Nexstim said. Both the NBS system and NexSpeech use navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to better allow for personalized, accurate and reproducible stimulation of specific areas of the br...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Nexstim Source Type: news

Teenager is battling a 'ticking timebomb' tumour as doctors dismissed her blackouts as puberty 
Lilly Briggs, of Brecon, began suffering dizziness and blackouts at the age of 13. A specialist later diagnosed a brain tumour but doctors are unsure what it is - but it could become life-threatening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical trial finds therapy to be well-tolerated in patients with aggressive brain tumour
A phase I clinical trial that set out to assess the safety of a new combination therapy for a type of aggressive brain tumour has found the treatment to be well tolerated in patients. The trial used a treatment combination of ADI-PEG20, pemetrexed and cisplatin, which showed encouraging efficacy in patients with recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGGs), a disease for which little progress has been made over the last few decades. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Clinical trial finds therapy to be well-tolerated in patients with aggressive brain tumour
(Queen Mary University of London) A phase I clinical trial that set out to assess the safety of a new combination therapy for a type of aggressive brain tumour has found the treatment to be well tolerated in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 29, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low-dose radiation therapy improves delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles to brain tumors
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising the possibility of using both growth-factor-targeted and immune-system-based therapies against the deadly brain tumor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SIR: Virtual reality beats fluoroscopy for catheter placement
Virtual reality may be a safer, more time-efficient alternative to conventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost Virtual reality, 3D printing resolve obscure lung cancer Virtual reality adds depth to brain aneurysm diagnosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Understanding how people respond to symptoms of a brain tumor
(King's College London) A recent study from King's College London and Cambridge University highlighted that people may experience multiple subtle changes before being diagnosed with a brain tumor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals the evolution of brain tumours
New treatments needed for glioblastomas Related items fromOnMedica New targeted drug could help treat advanced cancers Brain cancer research to receive £45m funding boost Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening Cancer survival rates not improved much in a decade Combined treatment works best for anal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The evolution of brain tumors
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas. At least one of these three cancer drivers was present in all tumors investigated. The tumors develop for up to seven years before they become noticeable as symptoms and are diagnosed. However, in contrast to their early development, glioblastomas, which return after therapy, share no concurrent genetic alterations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New drug combination shows promise for common pediatric brain tumor
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A new combination treatment aimed at resistant and recurrent low-grade gliomas slowed tumor growth and killed tumor cells in laboratory and mouse models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant mother who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 17 weeks delayed treatment
Sheila Downing, 33, from California, was diagnosed with a rare, slow-growing tumor after suffering headaches and vision spots early in her pregnancy last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modeling a pediatric brain tumor
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Source: ScienceNOW - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kiberstis, P. A. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Parents of a three-year-old find out their son’s new smile is actually a BRAIN TUMOUR
Wesley Lacey, 28, and Rebecca Oldham, 29, from Sheffield, noticed their son, Jack, had new habits. Doctors diagnosed an aggressive tumour which could have been growing for months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lizzie's Fund to find cancer cure raises thousands
Lizzie Bramall died in 2018 just nine months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Augmented reality cultivates early radiology education
An interactive educational course that uses augmented reality technology to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine AR aids image-guided spinal procedures on live patients AR improves operative view for robotic thyroid surgery AR, 3D printing make headway in patient education Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine
How can virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) help radiologists advance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AR aids image-guided spinal procedures on live patients AR improves operative view for robotic thyroid surgery Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection VR, AR may revamp cardiovascular imaging Virtual reality adds depth to brain aneurysm diagnosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Gadolinium breast MRI screening OK for healthy women
VIENNA - Healthy women at high risk for developing breast cancer should have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from ECR 2019: Alexander Radbruch on gadolinium debate Gadolinium in gliomas, adjacent tissue raises questions German study may offer new way to detect gadolinium Patients report long-term gadolinium presence in urine Gadolinium accumulation might be more widespread than thought (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Promising strategy to fight the most deadly brain tumor in children
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) A study published in Nature Communications found that an inhibitor of an enzyme called ACVR1 slows tumor growth and increases survival in an animal model of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) -- the most deadly brain tumor in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Radiation after surgery triples survival for a type of pediatric brain tumor
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Radiation immediately following surgery in children with ependymoma, the third most common pediatric brain tumor, can nearly triple survival. The Phase II clinical trial was sponsored by COG, the world's largest cooperative pediatric cancer research organization. This was the first cooperative group study to give immediate postoperative radiation to children under age 3 with ependymoma. The clinical trial was open at more than 100 locations and enrolled nearly 400 patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protein content as a marker for response to therapy in brain cancer
Brain tumors vary widely in how they respond to treatment. However, early assessment of therapy response is essential in order to choose the best possible treatment for the patient. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now been able to show in a study using non-invasive high-resolution 7-Tesla MRI scans that the protein content of tumors correlates with response to treatment and survival. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Protein content as a marker for response to therapy in brain cancer
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Brain tumors vary widely in how they respond to treatment. However, early assessment of therapy response is essential in order to choose the best possible treatment for the patient. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now been able to show in a study using non-invasive high-resolution 7-Tesla MRI scans that the protein content of tumors correlates with response to treatment and survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

By blocking protein, researchers keep brain tumors from repairing themselves
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at the San Diego Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at UC San Diego report inhibiting activity of a specific protein in glioblastomas boosts their sensitivity to radiation, improving treatment prospects for one of the most common and aggressive forms of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Parkinson's patients have tubes placed in brain in protein study
New drug-delivery system could also be used to treat brain tumours and strokesPeople with Parkinson ’s disease have been fitted with an implant that can deliver drugs directly to the brain through a port in the side of their head, in a pioneering study.The device was used to send a naturally occurring protein, which it is hoped may help restore cells damaged by the disease, to an affected part of the brain.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Parkinson's disease Stroke Medical research Science Society UK news Neuroscience Source Type: news

Girl, 6, beating the odds against incurable brain tumor a year after told she had 9 months to live 
Layla Evetts, six, of Burleson, Texas, was diagnosed with an inonperable brain tumor known as DIPG in February 2018. MRI scans shows it has shrunk by nearly half. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom sues four clinics who allegedly dismissed her brain tumor as a migraine for seven years
Erica Fletes, 29, from Eugene, Oregon, has sued four clinics, five doctors and one nurse for $10million. She began experiencing migraines in 2010, but her tumor wasn't detected until 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A car crash saved my life: Student found out he had a BRAIN TUMOUR after treatment
Drew Gunby, from Texas, was 15 when he was sent for scans at hospital which revealed a mass. He had surgery three days later and said the incident has shaped his mindset. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super-enhancers: novel target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
(Rapamycin Press) Among many pathways of cancer progression that PDAC relies on, anomalous activation of the sonic hedgehog pathway has shown in a variety of human cancers, including, basal cell carcinoma, malignant gliomas, medulloblastoma, leukemias, and cancers of the breast, lung, pancreas, and prostate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blocking DNA repair restores sensitivity of brain tumors to treatment in mice
Researchers found that blocking DNA repair made gliomas, a type of deadly brain tumor, more responsive to radiation therapy in mice. The study suggests possible treatment strategies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outfitting T cell receptors to combat a widespread and sometimes deadly virus
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers have engineered 'antibody-like' T cell receptors that can specifically stick to cells infected with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a virus that causes lifelong infection in more than half of all adults by age 40. These receptors represent a new potential treatment option, could aid the development of CMV vaccines and might also be used to target brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Hospital Carries Out Its First Successful Brain Surgery
[This is Africa] Malawian Dr Ken-Keller Kumwenda and a team of local doctors, nurses and anaesthetists have carried out that hospitals first ever brain tumour surgery. However, as the country does not meet the recommended surgeon ratio, does this present a career opportunity for the country's youth? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Girl whose brain tumor left her paralyzed and blind 'cured' after treatment with experimental drug 
Kaitlyn Dorman, 17, from Baltimore, Maryland, was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma, a childhood brain tumor, when she was nine years old. An experimental drug has 'cured' her, doctors say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study unveils a blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor
NIH-funded, preclinical study suggests a common form of brain cancer may be treated with combination radio- and chemotherapy (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study unveils a blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers at the University of the Michigan, Ann Arbor, searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. The results suggested that certain patients' tumor cells are less aggressive and much better at repairing DNA than others but are difficult to kill with radiation. The researchers then showed that combining radiation therapy with cancer drugs designed to block DNA repair may be an effective treatment strategy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Progress in the treatment of aggressive brain tumors
(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Why some brain tumors respond to immunotherapy
(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New research findings could be key to improving outcomes for some brain cancers
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found that a genetic mutation seen in about half of all brain tumors produces a response that prevents radiation treatment from working. Altering that response using FDA-approved drugs restores tumors' sensitivity to radiation therapy, extending survival in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brain tumor ‘monorail’ lands FDA breakthrough device nod
(Photo by Heather Maguire on Unsplash) A “tumor monorail” that lures aggressive brain tumor cells to their death in an external container has won “breakthrough device” designation from FDA. The purpose of the device is not to destroy the glioblastoma tumor, but to halt its lethal spread, making the disease more of a condition to manage than a death sentence, according to researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Brain tumor ‘monorail’ lands FDA breakthrough device nod appeared...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Implants Neurological News Well Oncology Research & Development Duke University emoryuniversity FDA Georgia Institute of Technology Source Type: news