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2009-12-04 13:27:56

There was no substantial change in brain tumor incidence among adults 5 to 10 years after cell phone usage sharply increased, according to a new brief communication published online December 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Although cell phone use has been proposed as a risk factor for brain tumors, a biological mechanism to explain this association is not known. Isabelle Deltour, Ph.D., of the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, in Copenhagen, and...

2009-10-21 23:01:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major collaborative research project focused on mapping the gene activity in brain tumors was launched today. The goal of the research, known as the Ivy Glioblastoma Atlas Project (GAP), is to unlock the secrets behind one of the deadliest brain tumors known to humankind -- glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a cancer that recently took the lives of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and columnist Robert Novak. The project is a partnership between the Ben...

2009-10-09 12:37:36

Hispanic children diagnosed with brain tumors get high-quality treatment at hospitals that specialize in neurosurgery far less often than other children with the same condition, potentially compromising their immediate prognosis and long-term survival, according to research from Johns Hopkins published in October's Pediatrics. More than a decade after the Institute of Medicine's landmark report Crossing the Quality Chasm, the Hopkins investigators say their findings detect persistent gaps in...

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...

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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...

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2009-07-08 07:20:00

 Virginia Tech chemistry Professor Harry C. Dorn, Emory and Henry College chemistry Professor James Duchamp, and Panos Fatouros, professor and chair of the Division of Radiation Physics and Biology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have co-invented a hands-off process for filling fullerenes with radio-active material.Fullerenes are hollow carbon molecules. Dorn has created new materials by filling them with atoms of various metals. An important example is a...

2009-05-13 21:00:00

Former Oncology Nurse helps honor heroes of fight against pediatric neuro-oncology NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bonnie Hunt served as Mistress of Ceremonies at this year's 7th Annual Dream & Promise Awards Gala, held on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square to support the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation, a New York-based 501(c)(3) working nationwide to help kids with brain and spinal cord tumors and cancer. The evening honored Sol J. Barer,...

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...


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