Brain Cancer in the News

Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

07/13/2015 - Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

07/01/2015 - Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say

Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue

06/18/2015 - Research shows promise; could be used in humans as soon as this summer, study author says

Targeted Radiation to Treat Brain Tumors May Be Best: Study

06/01/2015 - Damage to thinking and memory less than with radiation for entire brain, while survival is similar, study finds

Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer

06/01/2015 - DNA-modified virus serves as decoy to help target and destroy glioblastoma cells, researchers say

Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds

03/12/2015 - One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

Privately Insured Brain Tumor Patients May Fare Better

03/09/2015 - But that's not because they're treated differently, researcher says

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

02/13/2015 - Early trials show promise of scans to help surgeons in the OR, or to track the effect of treatments

Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

01/22/2015 - But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress

New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

08/07/2014 - Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study

06/11/2014 - New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say

Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

02/19/2014 - Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News

01/31/2014 - While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

11/07/2013 - Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

Scientists 'Silence' Aggressive Brain Cancer Gene in Mice

10/30/2013 - 'Nanotechnology' helped create drug to target deadly glioblastoma in study

Report Sees Continued Advances in War Against Cancer

09/17/2013 - Millions more survive today, and experts say science is paying off

Antiviral Drug May Extend Brain Cancer Survival, Researchers Say

09/04/2013 - But further studies needed before recommending Valcyte for treating glioblastoma

Channel Blockers for Blood Pressure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

08/05/2013 - Association, not cause and effect, noted with long-term use by older women

Modified Polio Virus May Help Fight Brain Tumors, Study Suggests

05/23/2013 - Treatment is harmless to normal cells but attacks cancer cells; finding is preliminary, researchers say

Children Who Have CT Scans May Face Higher Cancer Risk

05/22/2013 - Those exposed before age 5 are most vulnerable, study finds

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