Brain Cancer in the News

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

Gauging Brain Cancer Survival Time May Get Easier: Study

04/10/2013 - People with overactive version of a specific enzyme live less than half as long, research suggests

Fluorescent Tracer 'Lights Up' Brain Tumor for Surgery

02/19/2013 - A bright pink glow showed the precise pathway a glioma took to spread through the brain

Quitting Smoking Before Cancer Surgery Best, Study Finds

01/25/2013 - Experts urge stopping at time of diagnosis, but quitting any time is healthy

Scientists Link More Genes to Common Brain Tumor

01/24/2013 - Study found genetic abnormalities related to meningioma tumors

Vaccines Might Become Another Way to Fight Cancer

01/18/2013 - Researchers are working to harness the body's immune system to prevent, battle tumors

More Focused Radiation Treatment May Work Better Against Brain Tumors

01/11/2013 - Study found similar results in preventing recurrence, but with less impact on mental function

Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study

01/07/2013 - To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests

09/21/2012 - Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

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