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2010-06-05 09:30:00

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology the findings of a pediatric brain tumor study using an experimental drug that targets the underlying genetic makeup of the tumor. The research focused on a new way to attack the tumors by blocking the Hedgehog pathway that is linked to approximately 20 percent of medulloblastomas. The study is the...

2010-05-25 09:15:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A teen diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and determined to raise awareness for the disease will be undertaking an even greater challenge in response to recent findings by the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS). Justin Friedlander, a 13-year-old basketball enthusiast, is aiming to shoot a basket for each person who will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor in the United States this year. Friedlander originally planned...

2010-05-17 15:18:00

Study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators underscores the need to better understand the genetic missteps that give rise to about 20 percent of childhood brain tumors MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive analysis yet of the genetic imbalances at the heart of childhood brain tumors known as high-grade gliomas (HGGs) identified a cancer gene that is unusually active in some tumors and is now the focus of a St. Jude Children's...

2010-05-04 05:00:00

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each day in the United States, 482 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor. For these 482 people, not many treatments exist. With the current treatments available, only 5% of those diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiform will survive more than 5 years. Only two new treatments have been approved by the FDA in the past two decades. Hope is on the horizon: there are a few promising treatments that exist in the clinical trial stages....

2010-04-21 08:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Certified Platinum recording artist and American Idol® winner David Cook is lacing up for a very personal cause on Sunday, May 2 as he joins walkers, runners, activists and survivors at the 13th Annual Race for Hope - DC, presented by Cassidy Turley (www.curebraintumors.org). Cook has spoken on numerous occasions about his brother, Adam, who lost his valiant battle with brain cancer last year. This year, Cook returns to the Race for...

2010-01-14 12:11:31

Missing, mutated genes occur simultaneously in unique set of pediatric brain tumors Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children. Now a more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers may soon be possible, according to researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. The information is published online today in the journal Cancer Research. "Researchers already know cancerous tumors often lack certain copies of genes. They also know certain...

2009-12-07 18:58:31

Scientists have discovered oncogenes capable of driving growth of normal human brain stem cells in a highly malignant pediatric brain tumor. The research, published by Cell Press in the December issue of the journal Cancer Cell, has significant implications for clinical management of aggressive pediatric brain tumors that are notorious for their dismal prognosis. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) arise from undifferentiated brain cells and are the most frequent malignant brain tumors...

2009-11-11 18:11:14

New microscope is expected to improve the accuracy of intraoperative diagnostics A new miniature, hand-held microscope may allow more precise removal of brain tumors and an easier recognition of tumor locations during surgery. Neurosurgeons at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center are using the new miniature laser confocal microscope to view brain tumor regions during surgery and obtain digital images of the tumor and brain tissue. This was not previously...

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2009-11-02 07:05:00

Survivors have less education, lower income relative to their siblings and survivors of other cancers Brain tumors in childhood cast a long shadow on survivors. The first study of the lasting impact of these tumors -- the most common solid malignancies in childhood -- shows that survivors have ongoing cognitive problems. They also have lower levels of education, employment and income than their siblings and survivors of other types of cancer, according to a report published by the American...

2009-10-10 07:55:00

A team of researchers led by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center unveiled results today from the largest-ever collaborative study addressing the treatment of a rare pediatric brain tumor. The findings suggest a new standard protocol could improve survival nearly two-fold for pediatric patients with choroid plexus tumors, as reported at the 41st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP). Johannes Wolff, M.D., professor in the Children's Cancer...


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