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This man’s brain tumor was so big that it ‘sat like a head on top of another head’ – Washington Post

Washington PostThis man's brain tumor was so big that it 'sat like a head on top of another head'Washington PostFor the past several years, Santlal Pal had been watching a tumor emerge from his skull. Doctors in India say Pal's brain tumor grew so big that it weighed nearly four pounds and measured nearly 8-by-12-by-12 inches, according to local news reports. It ...Indian surgeons remove 'heaviest...


The American Brain Tumor Association Celebrates 45 Years of Impact on the Brain Tumor Community

On Saturday, March 3, 2018– to kick off the 45th anniversary – the ABTA hosted two of its signature events that bring the brain Read more...

Launch switch for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor

A delicate balance during brain development could have profound implications for understanding and treating medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor affecting children.

Indian doctors remove four pound brain tumor from man’s head –

WTHITV.comIndian doctors remove four pound brain tumor from man's headWTHITV.comSantlal Pal, 31, had a a 1.873 kg (4.1 lb) removed from his brain by surgeons at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in India. FULL CREDIT: Courtesy Dr. Trimurti Nadkarni/BYL Nair Charitable Hospital. A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873 kg (4.1 lb) tumor ...'World's heaviest' four-pound tumor removed from man's brain in a ...

Brain cancer treatment previously featured on 60 Minutes now available to children

(Solving Kids' Cancer) A Phase 1 clinical trial leveraging the re-engineered polio virus is now open for enrollment to children 12 years and older at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center. After years of following the progress of this promising therapy against adult glioblastoma and working with the research team on behalf of children, Solving Kids' Cancer tea...

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation awards six grants

(Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation) Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation announces six new grant awards totaling $1.85 million to advance the study of neuroendocrine cancer.

Promising target for treating brain tumors in children

(Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Findings published in Oncotarget offer new hope for children with highly aggressive brain tumors like atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) and medulloblastoma. Previously, the authors of the study have shown that an experimental drug that inhibits polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) stopped pediatric brain tumor growth in vitro.

Electric fields therapy improves survival for patients with brain tumor

(JAMA Network) Patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor who received a type of electric fields therapy that interferes with cell division had better overall survival and survival without progression of the tumor compared to standard chemotherapy.

UTSW study helps explain launch switch for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) By detailing the mechanisms underlying the development of medulloblastoma tumors, the most common malignant brain tumor affecting children, these findings could lead to new treatments, noted Dr. Mukhopadhyay, a W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research.

How does the brain learn categorization for sounds? The same way it does for images

(National Science Foundation) Categorization, or the recognition that individual objects share similarities and can be grouped together, is fundamental to how we make sense of the world. Previous research has revealed how the brain categorizes images. Now, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation have discovered that the brain categorizes sounds in much the same way.

New cancer drug begins clinical trial in human patients with rare brain tumor

A drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct has been cleared for use in a clinical trial of patients with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive late-stage cancer of the brain.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards distinguished investigator grants

(Brain & Behavior Research Foundation) The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards its Distinguished Investigator Grants valued at $1.7 million to 17 scientists, who are full professors or the equivalent, conducting innovative projects in diverse areas of neurobiological and behavioral research. Recipients of the $100,000, one-year grants are seeking new potential targets for understanding and...

Blood-Tumor Barrier’s Role in Brain Mets

Dr. Patricia Steeg discusses the role of the blood-tumor barrier in both development and treatment of brain metastases.

Researchers find new target on lethal brain tumor that can be hunted by immune cells

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators report they modified immune cells to hunt brain tumors displaying a new molecular target, which they determined is highly prevalent on brain cancer cells. They believe their approach holds promise for a new immunotherapy treatment for glioblastoma, which is the most lethal primary ...

CRISPR Combines with Gene Delivery System to Create Brain Tumor Model

In animal models, disease recapitulation is the guiding principle. Scientists spend considerable time and effort trying to reproduce—as closely as possible—the exact molecular and physiological conditions associated with various diseases states. To that end, a new study from investigators at the Seve Ballesteros Foundation-CNIO Brain Tumor Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (...

Kessler Foundation receives grant to study cortical changes in youth with brain injury

(Kessler Foundation) Drs. Kiran Karunakaran and Karen Nolan have won a $35,000 grant from New Jersey Health Foundation to study the cortical changes in children and young adults with lower extremity motor deficits caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). 'Our research shows that robotic exoskeleton training has the potential for tremendous impact on gait function, balance, and neuromuscular respons...

Brain imaging predicts language learning in deaf children

(Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) MRI brain scans can predict language improvement after a cochlear implant, laying the foundation for creation of brain specific therapy.

Cure Brain Cancer supports brain cancer immunotherapy trials

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Australian research into new treatments for brain cancer has been boosted by fellowship funding from Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.A three-year fellowship will support Dr Ryan Cross to translate his research into harnessing immune cells to fight brain cancer, a field known as 'cancer immunotherapy'.

New weakness found in most common childhood malignant brain tumor

(Queen Mary University of London) A new weakness found in medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood brain tumor, could lead to more personalized medicine and improved treatment for some patients, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London.

Scientists Find a Pathway That Leads to Resistance of Aggressive Brain Tumor Treatment

LEBANON, N.H., Feb. 14, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the most common and deadly brain tumors. Despite the initial responsiveness to state-of-the-art Read more...

Researchers link post-right stroke delirium and spatial neglect to common brain mechanism

(Kessler Foundation) Stroke researchers at Kessler Foundation have proposed a theory for the high incidence of delirium and spatial neglect after right-brain stroke. Their findings are detailed in "Disruption of the ascending arousal system and cortical attention network in post-stroke delirium and spatial neglect", published Sept. 27, 2017 by Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Authors are Olga...

Compound to prevent breast cancer cells from activating in brain

Researchers have used computer modeling to find an existing investigational drug compound for leukemia patients to treat triple negative breast cancer once it spreads to the brain. Images show tumor cells in a mouse brain at different days.

MR-guided Focused Ultrasound for Targeted Brain Tumor Therapy

With its ability to disrupt the blood-brain barrier, MR-guided focused ultrasound holds significant promise as a noninvasive treatment option to achieve targeted drug delivery to brain tumors. Neurosurgical Focus

New treatment investigated for brain tapeworm infection

Treating neurocysticercosis (NCC), an infection of the brain with tapeworm larvae, often leads to inflammation and seizures when the parasites in the brain die. Now, researchers have reported that pretreatment with the anti-tumor necrosis factor drug etanercept (ETN) is a viable strategy to manage this post-treatment inflammation.

FDA, CMS Approve Foundation Medicine's Solid Tumor Test with Proposed Coverage

Foundation Medicine has gained FDA approval and a concurrent coverage proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its FoundationOne CDx™ cancer test, a companion diagnostic designed to detect genetic mutations in 324 genes and two genomic signatures in any solid tumor type. FoundationOne CDx is a next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based in vitro diagnostic (IVD) de...

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