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

Proton therapy works well for pediatric brain tumors
Children with brain tumors who were treated with proton therapy had better...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Success of proton therapy may depend on who pays for it (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study shows potential to develop brain tumor liquid biopsies
(Cancer Research UK) Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumors by detecting tumor DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fluorescent marker can help guide surgeons to remove dangerous brain tumour cells more accurately
A chemical that highlights tumour cells has been used by surgeons to help spot and safely remove brain cancer in a trial presented by a University of Bristol academic at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Proton therapy for pediatric brain tumors has favorable cognitive outcomes
(Northwestern Memorial HealthCare) Proton therapy treatment for pediatric brain tumor patients is associated with better neurocognitive outcomes compared to x-ray radiation therapy according to a study by Northwestern Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer warning - does your head feel like this? ‘Unusual’ warning signs of brain tumours
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part of the body is affected by a tumour. You could be at risk of deadly tumour signs if you often have this feeling in your head. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain cancer: drink that makes tumours glow could make surgery more effective
Fluorescent marker accumulates in the fastest-growing cells, helping surgeons pinpoint tumours and leave healthy tissue aloneSurgeons have tested the use of a fluorescent marker that can help them remove dangerous brain tumour cells from patients more accurately.The research was carried out on people who had suspected glioblastoma,the disease that killed British politician Dame Tessa Jowell in May, and the most common form of brain cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research Science Source Type: news

Glowing chemical 'could aid brain cancer surgery'
A chemical that makes brain tumours glow could help surgeons safely remove brain cancer, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fluorescent marker can help guide surgeons to remove dangerous brain tumor cells more accurately
(National Cancer Research Institute) A chemical that highlights tumor cells has been used by surgeons to help spot and safely remove brain cancer in a trial presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HKUST-Beijing Tiantan Hospital scientists bring new hope to brain tumor patients
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) HKUST scientists in collaboration with medical staff at Beijing Tiantan Hospital undertook a groundbreaking large-scale study on secondary glioblastomas (sGBM) to search for new therapy treatments. sGBMs are an aggressive type of brain tumor, target younger patients and existing treatment method is insufficient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tiny DNA modification has big impact on deadly tumors
A simple modification of a DNA base in small areas of the genome may explain why glioblastoma tumors — particularly virulent brain tumors — are so deadly. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Penn Medicine Center brings immunotherapy research to brain tumor treatment
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Penn Medicine is announcing a new Translational Center of Excellence focused on glioblastoma. The team will investigate new immune therapies for glioblastoma and design and test new CAR T cell therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mother, 39, discovers she has an incurable brain tumour
Isabel Morison, a music teacher from Aughton, Merseyside, originally put her headaches down to cervical spondylosis - but was given devastating news in late 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine eye test leads to brain tumour discovery for woman who ignored symptoms
A 55-YEAR-OLD woman from Scotland is encouraging people to get their eyesight checked, after it was discovered she had two brain tumours following a routine eye test. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD Bombshell: Cannabis approved by the FDA for treatment of brain and spinal cord glioma cancer tumors
(Natural News) This is huge. The FDA just granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to Insys Therapeutics for its pharmaceutical-grade, proprietary cannabidiol (CBD) product for treating cancer tumors in humans. Although glioma tumors affect less than 200,000 Americans, this FDA approval sets a precedent for natural remedies, and could lead to a revolutionary way to legally... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monteris wins FDA nod for NeuroBlate Optic laser probe
Monteris Medical said today it won FDA clearance for the NeuroBlate Optic laser probe designed for its minimally invasive magnetic resonance imaging-guided NeuroBlate robotic laser thermotherapy system, which is intended for use in treating brain tumors and epileptic foci. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company said that the newly cleared laser probe replaces previous generation’s metal thermocouple inside the laser probe with a non-metallic fiber optic temperature sensor to eliminate the risk of unintended probe heating. The shift to non-metallic patient contacting components means that MR-scan restrictions, which w...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Monteris Medical Source Type: news

Girl, four, with an inoperable brain tumour dies in her parents' arms
Edie Molyneux, from Tranmere, died yesterday afternoon surrounded by her family, her parents announced on Facebook, after being told she had weeks to live in December last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis oil gives teenager new hope in his 13-year battle with a brain tumour
Kai Yearwood, from Kenley in London, has a rare non-cancerous brain tumour called a ganglioglioma, with which he was diagnosed at three years old and has been told it's terminal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father, 29, diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour after suffering aching testicles
Jack Donovan, 29, from Pentwyn, Cardiff, made numerous trips to A&E where he complained of the seemingly unrelated symptoms acid reflux, headaches and testicular pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: Pediatric brain tumors
Learn more about pediatric brain cancer. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Woman, 24, is blind in one eye after doctors missed the signs of her brain tumour
Abbie Trinder, from Wednesbury, started to suffer from severe migraines in 2015. When her vision began to blurry, she made an appointment with her optician, who referred her to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy May Reveal Treatment Response in Pediatric Brain Tumors Liquid Biopsy May Reveal Treatment Response in Pediatric Brain Tumors
In children with diffuse midline glioma (DMG), liquid biopsy based on analyses of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) or plasma shows promise for detecting mutational load and may serve as tool for assessing tumor response to treatment, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

UCLA neurosurgeon named to National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Linda Liau, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon-scientist and chair of the neurosurgery department at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been elected by her peers to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.Membership honors people who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements, commitment to service and contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.A scientist in UCLA ’sJonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Liau has devoted the past 25 years to developing and refining treatment strategi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blood test biopsy for kids with brain tumors is simple, safe way to see if treatment is working
(University of California - San Francisco) A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Children's National Health System. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Parental stress and paediatric acquired brain injury - Labrell F, C âmara-Costa H, Dufour C, Grill J, Dellatolas G, Chevignard M.
OBJECTIVE: Studies on parental stress following childhood acquired brain injury (ABI-including brain tumours (BT) and other brain injuries) are scarce. The aim of this study was to assess maternal stress in a sample of children and adolescents diagnosed wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study holds promise for new pediatric brain tumor treatment
(Huntsman Cancer Institute) New research published in Nature Communications from scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U), in collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine, shows a specific protein regulates both the initiation of cancer spreading and the self-renewal of cancer cells in medulloblastoma, a type of pediatric brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Woman who suffered from symptoms for years has been diagnosed with a brain tumour
Anna Hill, 35, from Bristol, began getting headaches when she was just 12 years old. Earlier this year, she had a private scan, which revealed a 1.8cm-deep tumour in the middle of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who suffered from migraines for years has been diagnosed with a brain tumour
Anna Hill, 35, from Bristol, began getting headaches when she was just 12 years old. Earlier this year, she had a private scan, which revealed a 1.8cm-deep tumour in the middle of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT scans may increase your risk of brain tumors
(Natural News) A computed tomography (CT) scan can be an incredibly useful tool in diagnosing certain problems and possibly helping people get much-needed treatment in time to make a difference. However, this usefulness comes with a great price: It increases the risk of brain tumors, especially in children, according to a new study that was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DJ, 29, can't walk or talk after being struck down by a deadly brain tumour
George Gannon was diagnosed with a frontal lobe malignant tumour earlier this month on the left side of his brain after and losing all coordination at his home in Koh Phangang. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler became one of Britain's youngest stroke victims caused by a mysterious brain tumour
Ronnie Kerman was found 'unresponsive' and 'floppy' in his cot at just 19 months old on February 2 this year by his father Phil, 40. He was rushed to Hull Royal Infirmary and then transferred to Leeds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pastor's brain tumour causes his nipples to leak MILK
Pastor Francis Gichuru Gachieki from Nairobi in Kenya, has a condition called prolactinoma caused by a non-cancerous brain tumour which has affected his hormone balance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lavaya Howard dies from a fist-sized brain tumour
Lavaya Howard, from Grimsby, had undergone 40 gruelling operations as surgeons desperately battled to rid her of the mass. But they proved unsuccessful and she passed away Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lavaya Howard dies after suffering from a fist-sized brain tumour
Lavaya Howard, from Grimsby, had undergone 40 gruelling operations as surgeons desperately battled to rid her of the mass. But they proved unsuccessful and she passed away Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Little princess' toddler dies from a fist-sized brain tumour
Lavaya Howard, from Grimsby, had undergone 40 gruelling operations as surgeons desperately battled to rid her of the mass. But they proved unsuccessful and she passed away Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cell in Action
Recent PubsOur HumanBrain Microvascular Endothelial Cells (HBMECs) are known for the performance in drug discovery and tox assays. These 21-CFR compliant cells are used in the " blood side " of our3-D BBB Models.Shavali Shaik, Bridget Kennis, Shinji Maegawa, Keri Schadler, Yang Yanwen, Keri Callegari, Rishi R. Lulla, Stewart Goldman, Javad Nazarian, Veena Rajaram, Jason Fangusaro, and Vidya Gopalakrishnan. (2018).REST upregulates gremlin to modulate diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma vasculature. Oncotarget. 2018 Jan 12; 9(4): 5233 –5250. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.23750 Hu et al. (2016). Epigenetic Activa...
Source: Neuromics - September 20, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Blood Brain Barrier Blood Brain Barrier Models brain microvascular endothelial cells HBMECs human brain microvascular Source Type: news

Actress praises hospice nurses who cared for her late husband
An actress whose husband and father of her two daughters died of a brain tumour last year has paid tribute to the “incredible” hospice nurses who supported the family in his final days. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Could the Zika Virus Fight the Brain Cancer That Killed John McCain?
TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 -- Preliminary research in mice suggests that the Zika virus might be turned from foe into friend -- enlisted to curb deadly glioblastoma brain tumors. A glioblastoma is among the most lethal of brain cancers, killing more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers to study brain cancer with Department of Defense funding
(Henry Ford Health System) Henry Ford Health System's Department of Neurosurgery was awarded a $600,000 grant by the Department of Defense to study the genetic makeup of gliomas, a type of brain cancer, in hope of identifying new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Understanding epilepsy in pediatric tumors
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A KAIST research team led by Professor Jeong Ho Lee of the Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering has recently identified a neuronal BRAF somatic mutation that causes intrinsic epileptogenicity in pediatric brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel Mesothelioma Treatment Closer to FDA Approval
Standard-of-care treatment for patients with pleural mesothelioma may soon include Tumor Treating Fields (TTF), a novel therapy involving electric currents that disrupt cancer cell division and inhibit tumor growth. In the wake of recently released results from Novocure’s STELLAR phase II clinical trial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve the treatment within the next six months, giving mesothelioma patients another much-needed option. “At this point, it should be a relatively rapid approval process,” Dr. Eilon Kirson, chief science officer at Novocure, the oncology company...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Struggle to Live Independently Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Struggle to Live Independently
Adults who had brain cancer as children may have a harder time living independently and having rich professional and personal lives than people who didn't have these tumors in childhood, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors may struggle to live independently
(Reuters Health) - Adults who had brain cancer as children may have a harder time living independently and having rich professional and personal lives than people who didn't have these tumors in childhood, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news