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2009-05-08 06:00:00

Encouraging People to Become Involved During May's "National Brain Tumor Awareness Month" WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week American Idol David Cook and his family shared the sad news of his brother's death from a brain tumor. Unfortunately many other families will suffer this same type of loss -- over 200,000 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor in the United States this year. In an effort to bring awareness and ultimately find a cure, the newly formed...

2009-04-30 05:00:00

Two UCLA neurosurgeons will be featured in a documentary for the Nation's first Brain Tumor Awareness Month. These two neurosurgeons will put their skills to the test as they perform surgery to save a father and his thirteen year old stepson. TAMPA, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of UCLA's neurosurgeons will be featured in the Nation's first official Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Dr. Linda Liau, Professor of neurosurgery and Dr. John Frazee, a cutting-edge neurosurgeon, will show their...

2009-03-31 10:56:18

 A new study shows that people with multiple sclerosis may be at a lower risk for cancer overall, but at a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer, such as brain tumors and bladder cancer. The study is published in the March 31, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.Researchers looked at the medical records of 20,000 people with multiple sclerosis and 204,000 people without the diagnosis. After 35 years, they...

2009-02-12 07:00:00

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovarus, Inc., a premier technology consulting firm, and Studio Velo, an expert custom cycling shop in Mill Valley, today jointly announced the launch of a new bike club dedicated to the promotion of cycling while also increasing awareness of a good cause, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080708/AQTU138LOGO) The Studio Velo/Kovarus Cycling Club (SVK-CC) is a charitable...

2009-01-22 13:08:00

Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute seeks to bridge translational gaps between cancer research and cutting-edge therapy to lower brain tumor death rates CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Primary brain tumors affect nearly 20,000 Americans each year -- and every year more than half die as a result. For young adults ages 30-39, brain tumors are the third-leading cause of death among men and the fifth-leading among women. Despite significant advances in cancer treatment, on average,...

2009-01-13 09:48:29

New approaches to gene therapy have been found that help eradicate brain tumors and boost the power of the immune system. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles found that HMGB1, a protein released from deteriorating tumor cells, activates dendritic cells and stimulates anti-tumor responses by attaching to an inflammatory receptor known as toll-like receptor 2, TLR2. Evidence shows that toll receptors are responsible for not only recognizing bacterial components, but also...

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...

2008-09-30 15:00:55

SEATTLE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) has joined forces with the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) to fundraise for and collaborate on research they hope will lead to cures for diseases of the brain and nervous system. The new partnership brings together physicians, researchers and fundraisers from two of the most respected organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Greg Foltz. M.D., SNI neurosurgeon and head of the recently opened Center for...

2008-09-07 03:00:07

By Valle, Luis Del White, Martyn K; Khalili, Kamel Abstract The human polyomavirus JC (JCV) is a small DNA tumor virus and the etiologic agent of the progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. In progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, active JCV replication causes the lytic destruction of oligodendrocytes. The normal immune system prevents JCV replication and suppresses the virus into a state of latency so that expression of viral proteins cannot be detected. In a cellular context...

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2008-07-24 08:25:00

Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, issued a strong warning on Wednesday:  Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer. The warning is converse to many studies that don't find a link between cancer and cell phone usage, and a lack of concern by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Herberman based his warning on unpublished data.  The doctor says it takes too long to get answers from scientists and believes people...