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2009-08-07 10:38:06

Significant numbers of children in the UK are suffering from preventable levels of disability, particularly blindness, and premature death because of poor diagnosis of brain tumors.A new study by scientists at The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumor Research Centre, funded by the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumor Trust,  shows that prolonged and slow diagnosis can make long term survivors of childhood brain tumors up to 10 times more likely to suffer disability. 450 children in...

2009-08-03 14:45:00

Brain cancer is among the deadliest of cancers. It's also one of the hardest to treat. Imaging results are often imprecise because brain cancers are extremely invasive. Surgeons must saw through the skull and safely remove as much of the tumor as they can. Then doctors use radiation or chemotherapy to destroy cancerous cells in the surrounding tissue.Researchers at the University of Washington have been able to illuminate brain tumors by injecting fluorescent nanoparticles into the...

2009-04-29 08:22:10

HDAC inhibitor effective against tumor cell linesA laboratory study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that an anti-cancer compound studied for treating blood cancers may also help in treating cancers of the head and neck. The work is reported in the April 28th online edition of the Journal of Pathology.Head and neck cancer refers to tumors in the mouth, throat, or larynx (voice box). Each year about 40,000 men and women develop head and neck...

2009-04-20 11:34:51

U.S. cancer scientists say they have created an imaging technique that predicts brain tumor mortality by analyzing changes in a tumor's blood flow. The technique created by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center uses a standard magnetic resonance imaging protocol to monitor changes over time in tumor blood volume within individual voxels -- three-dimensional analogues of pixels -- rather than a composite view of average change within the tumor. That parametric...

2009-04-07 13:19:51

German scientists say they've developed a technique designed to improve neurosurgery involving gliomas -- malignant brain tumors. Brain tumors are often resistant to chemotherapy, growing fine extensions that infiltrate normal brain tissue and often forming satellites in surrounding tissue, researchers said. That makes it nearly impossible to remove the tumor tissue completely by surgery because of the difficulty of discriminating between tumor tissue and healthy brain tissue. But the...

2009-04-01 09:15:00

Georgia Institute of Technology and Saint Joseph's Hospital Team Up ATLANTA, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Tech and Saint Joseph's Hospital have joined together to begin the first regional research program to study the genetics and cell biology of pancreatic cancer. Tissue and serum samples from patients with cancer are being scrutinized to identify the differences in genetic and cellular features between normal and tumor cells. Findings from this research will be used for the ultimate...

2009-02-18 13:48:29

U.S. medical scientists say they have discovered a common blood pressure drug might help prevent cognition loss following brain tumor radiation treatments. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers used a rat model to test as hypothesis from previous studies that a compound similar to the anti-hypertensive drug losartan (Cozaar and Hyzaar) can prevent brain function loss that's associated with radiation therapy following brain tumor treatment. The scientists said their...

2008-10-16 15:00:27

SEATTLE, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) today announced that as part of Swedish Medical Center's newly renovated Cherry Hill Campus, the Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment (CABTT) has now officially opened its doors to patients diagnosed with both benign and malignant brain tumors. In a move that further establishes Swedish Medical Center as a leader in the field of neuroscience, CABTT's unique facility is the first community-based center in...

2008-07-27 12:00:41

U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., has completed the first phase of treatment for a malignant brain tumor at a Massachusetts hospital, sources say. A source told WCVB-TV in Boston Kennedy's chemotherapy treatment regimen at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston lasted about six weeks and is now over. Kennedy, 76, had major surgery at Duke University Medical Center June 2 in an effort to reduce the size of the tumor and buy time for further treatment to work, the station said. The...

2008-07-01 06:00:49

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major effort to speed treatment and cures for pediatric brain tumors and cancer, the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) today launched the initial phase of a tissue bank consortium designed to jump-start meaningful analyses that could lead to treatment and cures for these types of cancer, where survival rates are unacceptably low and neurocognitive and other damage is posed by today's treatment options. "The need for this approach is...

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