£ 1.5 million for clinical research brings new hope in the fight against brain tumours
(Queen Mary University of London) £ 1.5 million from Barts Charity has been awarded to brain tumour researchers at Queen Mary University of London to extend their successful lab-based research into clinical trials with patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

£ 1.5 million for clinical research brings new hope in the fight against brain tumors
(Queen Mary University of London) £ 1.5 million from Barts Charity has been awarded to brain tumor researchers at Queen Mary University of London to extend their successful lab-based research into clinical trials with patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What can rad onc residents expect in the job market?
What can radiation oncology residents expect to find in the job market upon...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Proton therapy works well for pediatric brain tumors ASTRO: RT, surgery up stage IV lung cancer survival ASTRO: SABR is effective for oligometastatic cancers ASTRO: Weekly breast radiation therapy is safe ASTRO: AI's rad therapy future is in predicting outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Boy 8, diagnosed with brain tumor after parents thought his headaches were from altitude change
Perryn Miller, eight, from Holly Ridge, North Carolina, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor called glioblastoma while he was visiting his extended family in Utah for Christmas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does solid stress from brain tumors cause neuronal loss, neurologic dysfunction?
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital-led research team has demonstrated, for the first time, how solid stress -- the physical forces exerted by the solid components of a tumor -- impacts the tissue surrounding brain tumors and contributes to resulting neurological dysfunction and neuronal cell death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Woman's 'pregnancy fed brain tumour that made her go blind'
Emma Bullin, of Nottinghamshire, was driving on the motorway when her vision went 'fuzzy'. She was told it was 'normal' in pregnancy. But she still has no vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men have a higher risk of death from brain tumors, study finds
This study on the tumor that killed John McCain may change that. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex differences identified in deadly brain tumors
(Washington University School of Medicine) More males get, and die of, the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma than females. A team of researchers led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified distinct molecular signatures of glioblastoma in men and women that help explain disparities in patients' response to treatment and survival. The research suggests that tailoring treatments to men and women with glioblastoma based on the molecular subtypes of their tumors may improve survival for all patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brain Cancer | Medscape Brain Cancer | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on brain cancer, including treatment of malignant brain tumors, such as glioblastoma and glioblastoma multiforme. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Incredible video shows surgeons removing man's brain tumour while he recites sacred Hindi verses
Hulasmal Jangir, from Bikaner, India, had been refused brain surgery at other hospitals because of the dangers of speech-loss or paralysis, local reports state. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synodos does it again: Breaking barriers to solve the 'impossible' problems
(Children's Tumor Foundation) Treatment for low-grade gliomas in patients living with neurofibromatosis type 1 are now one step closer thanks to recent research discoveries initiated and funded by the Children's Tumor Foundation. The Foundation's SYNODOS consortium has just recently been published in Nature Medicine, showing that immunotherapy has the potential to impact gliomas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Artificial activation of cancer cells to destroy them
(Far Eastern Federal University) This risky method of anti-cancer therapy was suggested by scientists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). Their review of mechanisms for molecular activation of stem cells of gliomas (most widely-spread brain tumors) was approved for publishing in the Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promising Glioma Therapy Options
Dr. James Perry speaks withCancer Network about glioma therapy options and the future of brain cancer treatment. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: James Perry, MD Source Type: news

Guitarist Has Brain Surgery, and Strums All the Way Through
Musa Manzini, a jazz bassist, was awake and playing slowly as surgeons performed an “ awake craniotomy, ” which allowed them to remove a brain tumor without causing damage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIMON de GREEF Tags: Brain Surgery and Surgeons Tumors South Africa Musa Manzini Basil Enicker Rohen Harrichandparsad Source Type: news

Musician plays his GUITAR during a six-hour operation to remove a brain tumour
Award-winning musician Musa Manzini can be seen plucking away at the instrument while lying on an operating table at the Chief Albert Luthuli hospital in Durban, South Africa, last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emotional footage captures teenager ringing a bell the marks the end of his brain tumour treatment
Luke Broadbent, 13, of West Midlands, had eight months of treatment after a diagnosis in April. The ordeal left his family 'devastated', but he has been given the all-clear for now. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life-saving gamma knife technique endures, 20 years later
For more than 20 years, the gamma knife procedure has evolved and helped neurosurgeons at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center provide targeted treatment for brain tumors and other conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Penn telemedicine program to offer second opinions for brain tumor patients
Penn  Medicine has established a new telemedicine pilot program that will offer second opinions to patients diagnosed with brain tumors. The first phase of the program is designed to extend the reach of and access to specialists at the Penn Brain Tumor Center who are focused solely on the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors.  Dr. Steven Brem, the co-director of the Brain Tumor Center and director of neurosurgical oncology at Penn, called receiving a brain tumor diagnosis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Penn telemedicine program to offer second opinions for brain tumor patients
Penn  Medicine has established a new telemedicine pilot program that will offer second opinions to patients diagnosed with brain tumors. The first phase of the program is designed to extend the reach of and access to specialists at the Penn Brain Tumor Center who are focused solely on the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors.  Dr. Steven Brem, the co-director of the Brain Tumor Center and director of neurosurgical oncology at Penn, called receiving a brain tumor diagnosis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

11-year-old girl's brain tumor disappears in medical mystery
"It was unbelievable. The tumor is undetectable on MRI scans, which is very unusual" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tumor in Texas girl's brain disappears in medical mystery
When 11-year-old Roxli Doss was diagnosed with a rate, inoperable brain tumor, she faced it with courage. But just over two months after being diagnosed, the tumor disappeared. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11-year-old girl's inoperable brain tumor mysteriously disappears - her surgeons can't explain it  
Roxli Doss, 11, from Buda, Texas, was diagnosed in June with a rare, inoperable brain tumor known as DIPG. In September, MRI scans revealed there were no detectable signs of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 11, nearly died after the hairy moles that cover his body caused him to develop a brain tumour
Lucas Starr, 11, from Alaska, suffers from giant congenital melanocytic nevus, which causes dark-coloured, often hairy, patches of skin, as well as lesions that cover the brain and spinal cord. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pioneering precision laser beam zaps ‘impossible to treat’ brain tumours
The procedure involves a fine narrow tube being inserted into the tumour before a laser is beamed down it, gradually heating up to about 70C, breaking down and killing the cancerous cells (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AR improves operative view for robotic thyroid surgery
Researchers from South Korea have developed a technique to enhance the safety...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AR, 3D printing make headway in patient education Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection Augmented reality heightens accuracy of brain procedure Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery SIR: Holography platform boosts reader confidence for aneurysms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA to review Blue Earth's Axumin for brain cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted molecular imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth study reports Axumin can aid glioma diagnosis Blue Earth promotes results for PET/CT agent Blue Earth expands PSMA-PET/CT imaging portfolio Blue Earth touts addition of Axumin to NCCN guidelines Blue Earth highlights Axumin clinical results at ASTRO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Advanced MRI better option for brain tumor recurrence
Is PET or MRI better for detecting tumor recurrence in patients with brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DWI-MRI may be best for indeterminate lung nodules How effective is PET/MRI for rectal cancer? MRI shows promise for lung cancer screening Can whole-body MRI be used in oncologic staging? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sprayable gel developed by UCLA-led team could help the body fight off cancer after surgery
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade, the cancer often comes back after the procedure.Now, a UCLA-led research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help. In a peer-reviewed study, the substance was successful half of the time in awakening lab animals ’ immune systems ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How does cancer spread?
(McGill University Health Centre) How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) found some answers to this crucial, yet so far unanswered question. They looked at a gene called EGFRvIII, which is present in patients with glioblastoma -- a highly aggressive form of brain cancer that spreads quickly and that is difficult to treat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Some brain tumors may respond to immunotherapy, new study suggests
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, which gives the immune system a boost in fighting cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Don't come back and don't bring any friends!' Cancer patient waves goodbye to his brain tumour
James Hinnigan, 39, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, underwent pioneering surgery to remove his stage two glioma while taking part in a clinical trial at Charing Cross Hospital in 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second brain tumour CNS appointed in 'pioneering' charity scheme
A new clinical nurse specialist role has been created at one of the largest acute trusts in England to offer “vital support” for brain tumour patients as part of an innovative charity initiative. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Synaptive recalls versions of BrightMatter Guide
3D visualization firm Synaptive Medical has recalled three versions of its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Synaptive signs Henry Ford Health System Synaptive, Colorado State team on brain tumor research Synaptive brings BrightMatter to Okla. Synaptive brings BrightMatter to Long Island Synaptive delivers BrightMatter system to Canadian client (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Can Assess Tx Response of Peds Brain Tumors
Study is the first to document the utility of liquid biopsy in a pediatric brain tumor population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Can Assess Tx Response of Peds Brain Tumors
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- A liquid biopsy using blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can effectively quantify changes in mutation levels among pediatric patients being treated for diffuse midline gliomas (DMGs), according to a study recently... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Baby who giggled for 17 hours a day actually had a rare brain tumour that caused him to laugh
Gemma and Ed Young, of Somerset, thought their baby, Jack, was really joyful. But two years later, doctors found a small brain tumour, called  hypothalamic hamartoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain tumor patient, 5, astonishes doctors by walking and talking
Rebecca Roper, five, from Enid, Oklahoma, was diagnosed with a tumor known as a glioma on her brainstem in summer 2017. Doctors were unsure if she would ever walk again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Albany Med researcher working on new brain tumor treatment with $3.5 million national grant
The treatment is an alternative to open surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. It would cause minimal side effects and minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Blue Earth study reports Axumin can aid glioma diagnosis
Molecular imaging firm Blue Earth Diagnostics presented new results from a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth promotes results for PET/CT agent Blue Earth expands PSMA-PET/CT imaging portfolio Blue Earth touts addition of Axumin to NCCN guidelines Blue Earth highlights Axumin clinical results at ASTRO Blue Earth touts Axumin reader training results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New drug discovery could halt spread of brain cancer
(Virginia Tech) A team of researchers at Virginia Tech may have found a solution to stopping the spread of glioblastoma with a new drug and cancer treatment method. This work is part of a five-year research grant project across multiple universities, examining the role of interstitial fluid flow in spreading glioma cells through the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do Bigger Brains Contribute to More Cancer?
New research published inNeuro-Oncology examines the controversial link between intracranial volume and high-grade glioma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Role of Temozolomide in the Treatment of Cancers Involving the Central Nervous System
In this article, we review the role of temozolomide in the management of patients with primary brain tumors, brain metastases, leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, and other selected CNS cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karisa C. Schreck, MD, PhD, Stuart A. Grossman, MD Source Type: news

Cancer: Brain tumours often go unnoticed - five early symptoms you must be aware of
CANCER: Brain tumours can be deadly, but many people don ’t notice they have one for a long period of time, by which point it may be to late to treat it. These are five early symptoms of a brain tumour you must be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive decline -- radiation -- brain tumor prevented by temporarily shutting down immune response
(University of California - San Francisco) In a new study published Nov. 13 in the journal eLife, UC San Francisco scientists report the first animal model of glioma -- the most aggressive and most common form of brain cancer in the US -- that can also be used to study the long-term effects of radiation therapy in tumor-bearing brains. Using this mouse model, the researchers showed that a drug that temporarily suppresses a key component of the brain's immune system can prevent radiation-associated cognitive decline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WPI and Albany Medical College developing robotic system to treat brain tumors
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College, along with corporate partners GE Global Research and Acoustic MedSystems, have received a five-year, $3.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health through the National Cancer Institutes' Academic-Industrial Partnership program, to continue development of an innovative robotic system that, operating within an MRI scanner, can deliver a minimally invasive probe into the brain to destroy metastatic brain tumors with high-intensity therapeutic ultrasound under real-time guidance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Identifying Low-Risk Medulloblastoma to De-escalate Therapy Identifying Low-Risk Medulloblastoma to De-escalate Therapy
Children with brain tumors that have a low-risk chromosomal signature could eventually be given lower-intensity treatment, suggests a new analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tiny molecule has big effect in childhood brain tumor studies
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) A very small molecule under study at UT Health San Antonio is able to kill a childhood brain cancer, and the lead researcher said it may be possible to reduce by 90 percent the amount of chemotherapy and radiation required to kill such tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Proton therapy better than radiation for children's brain tumors
Children with brain tumors had better neurocognitive outcomes with proton therapy treatment compared with X-ray radiation therapy, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fluorescence Can ID High - Grade Glioma During Sx for Brain Tumor
Visible fluorescence shows presence of high - grade glioma cells within tumor mass during surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Fluorescence Can ID High-Grade Glioma During Sx for Brain Tumor
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- The presence of visible fluorescence can serve as an intraoperative diagnostic surgical biomarker of high-grade glioma within a brain tumor, according to a study presented at the 2018 National Cancer Research Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news