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2010-12-16 13:18:15

A newly published insight into the biology of many kinds of less-aggressive but still lethal brain tumors, or gliomas, opens up a wide array of possibilities for new therapies, according to scientists at Brown University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In paper published online Dec. 15 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, they describe how a genetic mutation leads to an abnormal metabolic process in the tumors that could be targeted by drug makers. "What...

2010-11-03 14:59:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The incidence of brain tumors has more than doubled in the past decade, and still no one knows why. Fourteen runners strong, Team BTF is raising money for programs sponsored by The Brain Tumor Foundation, particularly Road to Early Detection, the first-ever national campaign promoting early detection of brain tumors by providing a Mobile MRI Unit offering free brain scans throughout the five boroughs of New York City. This initiative is soon to be...

2010-09-16 08:04:00

LEIDEN, the Netherlands, September 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Breakthrough Study Proves the Potential of the Dutch Life Sciences & Health Sector Tom Wurdinger, a Dutch researcher who is connected to Harvard (Boston) and the VUmc Cancer Center in Amsterdam, has discovered the enzyme playing a very important role in the return of malign brain tumor after surgery and radiation. By making this enzyme inactive, the cancer cell can become disorganized and blow itself up....

2010-09-14 08:00:00

YOUNTVILLE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY® award-winning musician, Tim McGraw, and renowned chef, Michael Chiarello, will bring their talents to the Tug McGraw Foundation's annual event to raise awareness for individuals battling brain tumors and other neurological conditions. This year the Tug McGraw Foundation will host a two-day event in Napa Valley that will unite the worlds of music, food and wine while honoring people, including the nation's military...

2010-07-09 07:38:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen year-old basketball enthusiast and brain tumor patient Justin Friedlander had the biggest thrill of his young life on Tuesday when he shot baskets with President Obama in hopes of helping to find a cure for brain tumors. In March, 2009, doctors diagnosed Justin with an inoperable brain tumor. In spite of this difficult personal news, Justin decided to take action. Focusing on living, and doing what he loves, Justin and his family...

2010-05-27 07:39:00

--Highly Focused Energy Beam Adds Much-Needed Weapon in Treating Brain Tumors, with Gentler Side Effects-- PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announces the availability of proton therapy, a precise form of cancer radiation that offers potentially life-changing benefits to children with brain tumors and other solid tumors. The Hospital's Cancer Center has recently begun using proton treatment at the new Roberts Proton Therapy Center, a...

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...

2010-04-12 17:14:00

Family Weekend Named for High Tech Executive James W. Hebert MARIN COUNTY, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Camp Okizu, a non-profit camp in northern California for kids with cancer and their families, has a new benefactor for its weekend program for families of children with brain tumors. In honor of Silicon Valley executive James W. Hebert, who died from a brain tumor at age 54 in 2006, his wife, Ronni Sarmanian, also a former tech executive, has committed to sponsor the...

2010-03-23 06:00:00

BOSTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year, the nation watched as Senator Kennedy and American Idol winner David Cook's brother lost their fight with brain tumors. Researchers across the country are developing and testing vaccine based treatments that were designed to kill off residual tumor cells remaining after surgery, which help to prevent the reoccurrence of brain tumors. The initial trials of the brain tumor vaccines were very promising, in fact, some extending the median...

2010-03-10 06:00:00

DENVER, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year, the nation watched as Senator Kennedy and American Idol winner David Cook's brother lost their fight with brain tumors. Researchers across the country are developing and testing vaccine based treatments that were designed to kill off residual tumor cells remaining after surgery, which help to prevent the reoccurrence of brain tumors. The initial trials of the brain tumor vaccines were very promising, in fact, some extending the median...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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