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Latest Brain tumor Stories

2014-02-12 23:26:13

Brain Tumors are now the leading cancer that causes death in children and the rate adults are getting brain tumors on the same side of the head as their mobile is held now has many questioning cell phone radiation safety. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Could cell phone radiation from towers, wifi and wireless hand-held devices be responsible for a shocking increase in brain tumors over the last 10 years? According to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, brain tumors are...

2014-02-07 13:24:38

A genetic disorder that affects about 1 in every 2,500 births can cause a bewildering array of clinical problems, including brain tumors, impaired vision, learning disabilities, behavioral problems, heart defects and bone deformities. The symptoms and their severity vary among patients affected by this condition, known as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a patient’s gender as a clear and simple...

2014-02-05 23:25:30

Moving the Needle in Brain Tumor Survivorship through Genomic Sequencing Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 On January 22nd, 2014 the Chris Elliott Fund (CEF) and Foundation Medicine co-hosted a dinner in Seattle to share some of the latest developments in genomic profiling and the implications for brain tumor patients everywhere. The evening brought together a number of people from the Seattle Metro area: including patients, advocates, scientists, and physicians from Swedish Medical...

2014-02-04 11:57:02

Largest-ever study of 20-year survival among pediatric low-grade glioma patients highlights radiation's association with higher mortality The first comprehensive, large-scale cohort study of the long-term survival of children treated for low-grade gliomas, the most common pediatric brain tumor, finds that almost 90 percent are alive 20 years later and that few die from the tumor as adults. However, children who received radiation as part of their treatment had significantly lower long-term...

2014-02-04 11:02:59

Presence of IDH1 mutation determines best treatment for malignant astrocytomas Astrocytomas are the most common malignant brain tumors. While most patients' tumors prove to be quite aggressive, outcomes overall can vary widely, with some patients surviving for many years. Now a new study has found that malignant astrocytoma patients whose tumors carry a specific genetic mutation benefit greatly from surgical removal of the largest possible amount of tumor. Preliminary results of the study...

2014-02-01 23:02:26

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, applauds Seattle Seahawks Mascot Blitz the Hawk for delivering high-fives and hugs to pediatric brain cancer patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research, commends the Seattle Seahawks’ mascot, Blitz the Hawk, for reaching out to pediatric brain cancer patients. According to the January 17, 2014 article...

2014-01-31 23:34:23

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on SeeWord, a new app designed specifically for brain cancer patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a recently released mobile app that was designed specifically for brain cancer patients. According to a January 26, 2014 article published by WYMT TV, titled “Brother...

2014-01-29 23:29:03

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, congratulates VABC Ambassador David Menasche on the launch of his book, The Priority List, which is a memoir about his cross-country journey to visit past students despite an ongoing battle with brain cancer. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, congratulates VABC Ambassador David Menasche on the launch...

2014-01-28 23:31:05

In response to a January 20, 2014 article published by Futurity.org, Voices Against Brain Cancer discusses a new backdoor approach to treating glioblastoma and what it could mean for the brain cancer community. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, responds to a January 20, 2014 article that discusses a new ‘backdoor’ approach to treat glioblastoma – the most common and fatal form of brain...

2014-01-27 08:27:57

Dr. Marnix Bosch To Describe DCVax-Direct Technology And Program BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a biotechnology company developing non-toxic DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that Dr. Marnix Bosch, Chief Technical Officer of NW Bio, will make a presentation concerning NW Bio's DCVax-Direct Phase I/II Trial for inoperable solid tumor cancers at Phacilitate's Washington...