With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and multiple drug companies, an Arizona hospital is testing medicines very early in development and never tried on brain tumors before.
Device targets cancer cells that divide much quicker than normal cells and tries to put these cells into a "sleep mode."
Some treatments for brain and spine tumors traditionally have involved restraining a patient with a heavy immobilization device and pins that pierce the skin and embed into the skull to ensure the accuracy and precision of a treatment. Doctors say the pins can add considerable anxiety. The good news is they are not necessary anymore for many patients who require SRS.
Neurosurgeons have long considered tumors in deep areas of the brain inoperable, giving patients very few treatment options and, often, little hope. A new tool is allowing doctors better access to those hard-to-reach sections of the brain, using a minimally-invasive approach to remove lesions.
The Charing Cross Hospital in central London is to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel photonics technology for diagnosing brain tumors and real-time mapping of the boundary between diseased and healthy surrounding tissue.
New tool is allowing doctors better access to those hard to reach sections of the brain, using a minimally-invasive approach to remove lesions.
Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Institute for Molecular Medicine (VIMM) have identified a new protein-protein interaction that could serve as a target for future therapies for the most common form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
Iga Jasica, 19, shocked doctors at Central Clinical Hospital in Katowice, Poland, when she woke up with her brain exposed mid-surgery and started to talk to them.
Advancements in radiology & imaging combined with the increasing use of robotics & computers in neurosurgery have dramatically changed the way physicians treat brain tumors.
The CyberKnife radiation treatment, which helped Jack Jackson beat one of the most deadly forms of cancer, uses cutting-edge technology to overcome a common problem with radiation — it kills good tissue along with the disease.
An experimental treatment for the most common form of brain cancer is showing promise. Doug Lawrence wears a special cap to fight terminal brain cancer.
Medical oncologist Dr. Michael Salacz is prescribing a therapy that is giving patients with brain tumors new hope.
A clinical trial by Novocure shows patients the promise of living longer with a brain tumor with the help of an electrical device that sticks to the scalp and is worn for 18-20 hours a day.
NT-113 is a potential new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in adults.
Team found that recovery of vision in patients with pituitary tumors is predicted by the integrity of myelin - the insulation that wraps around connections between neurons - in the optic nerves.
Her son, she said, has seen no side effects including no nausea, vomiting or hair loss... Proton therapy treatment decreases the excess radiation dose by two to three times, said the radiation oncologist who came to Knoxville to start Provision’s pediatric program.
Mary Margaret Lynn knows what it's like to go from giddy joy to overwhelming sorrow all in the span of about two weeks.
Cincinnati Bengal's Devon Still surprised brain tumor patient diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at her basketball practice.
Lauren Hill's dream to play in the university's opening game touched hearts around the country. Lauren has an inoperable brain tumor and is terminal. This is an amazing story.
Two of the most aggressive forms of neurological illness, Alzheimer’s disease and brain cancer, may see tougher fights now that scientists have opened up the blood-brain barrier in humans for the first time.
On October 17, 2013, Jennifer and Ken Zimmerman got the life-altering prognosis that their 7-year-old daughter, Emily, had a tumor the size of a golf ball in her brain and doctors suspected it was an aggressive cancer.
An Albuquerque boy’s dying wish was to help other kids in his community and now the community wants to honor him in a big way.
The parents of a 19-year-old soldier who suffered brain and respiratory death during surgery for a benign tumor donated his organs and saved six people.
Beaming heat through a patient's skull to kill off metastatic brain tumor cells is in an early-phase clinical trial at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute at Swedish Medical Center. And it all happens while the patient is awake.
a drug called rapamycin to keep their immune systems from rejecting their new kidneys and hearts. New research suggests that a drug called rapamycin could help brain tumor patients by boosting the effect of new immune-based therapies.
Isoray Inc. said a 7-year-old girl in Peru with a brain tumor was treated with its Cesium-131 seed, with "excellent results."
Medical technologies have evolved in creative, exciting ways to treat tumors while conserving the healthy, normal surrounding tissue. Here are 5 important innovations that have extended the lives of brain tumor patients.
Scientists discovered a mechanism that promotes the progression of the most common brain tumor found in children. The team found that a protein known as Sonic Hedgehog induces DNA damage, which causes the cancer to develop.
The dilemma of radiation-induced necrosis and tumor recurrence in patients who have undergone radiotherapy has come to an end.
"Tumor Paint" can help surgeons more completely eradicate malignant tumors by finding and highlighting all the cancerous cells in a person's body.
It is not often you hear success stories associated with brain cancer.
Scientists introduced a gene into the reprogrammed cells that could be switched off if needed, killing the engineered cells that had become cancerous while allowing the healthy ones to continue growing.
A new cancer-zapping therapy can be highly effective, experts say, but is only suitable for rare tumors.
One of two groundbreaking brain cancer research projects has received the final regulatory approval.
The treatment is currently only used on patients who have already had surgery to remove a brain tumor.
A new Raman laser scanner could help surgeons more effectively remove cancerous brain tumors.
Researchers are developing a promising therapy to treat cancerous tumors - by injecting them with a bacterium found in soil.
Scientists have found a new way to diagnose brain cancer based on genetic markers found in "junk DNA."
A “Trojan horse” treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumor cells, has been successfully tested by scientists.
Removing a brain tumor can be tricky for surgeons and painful for patients. Now there’s a new way using the nose as a pathway to the brain.
A triple therapy for glioblastoma has significantly prolonged the survival of mice with these brain cancers.
In this phase two study, 50 percent of glioblastoma patients lived for two years, an encouraging result for one of the most deadly cancers that often kills patients within one year of diagnosis
In a milestone procedure, neurosurgeons have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incision to remove deep-seated tumors.
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have taken a first, major step toward the possibility of more direct treatments for high-risk conditions such as brain tumors and Alzheimer's disease.
A new method of treating aggressive brain tumors is being used at the Capital Institute for Neurosciences in Pennington, New Jersey.
Researcher have identified a new biomarker that predicts whether glioblastoma will respond to chemotherapy.
Dietary fiber is an effective weapon in the treatment of malignant brain tumors.
A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery.
A team of national experts on brain cancer says that professional pessimism and out-of-date "myths," rather than current science, are guiding -- and compromising -- the care of patients with cancers that spread to the brain.
Cancer treatment has evolved in recent years to tap a number of cutting-edge technologies and procedures that go beyond — and often complement — robotic surgery. Southern California’s world-class medical centers are at the forefront of the revolution.
In an exclusive interview, Dr. Scheck said her research suggests the ketogenic diet can be a powerful adjuvant to radiation therapy to treat brain tumors.
High concentrations of progesterone kill glioblastoma cells and inhibit tumor growth when the tumors are implanted in mice, researchers have found.
A synthetic peptide carrier is a potential delivery vehicle for chemotherapy drugs for brain cancer and for other neurologic medications, according to new research demonstrated in a mouse model.
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center report that a new class of tumor-targeting agents can seek out and find dozens of solid tumors, even illuminating brain cancer stem cells that resist current treatments.
High-dose chemotherapy plus conventional radiotherapy resulted in a high 3-year overall survival in children and adolescents with newly diagnosed medulloblastoma and supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor.
New research has shown that radiation therapy followed by a certain kind of chemotherapy improved progression-free survival and life-expectancy in adults with low-grade gliomas, when compared to only radiation therapy.
U.S. researchers are finalizing plans to test two immunotherapy drugs on patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of deadly brain tumors in adults.
U.S. researchers are finalizing plans to test two immunotherapy drugs on patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of deadly brain tumors in adults.
A tumor navigation technology that allows surgeons to get a 3D view of the brain and better control of their surgical procedures was installed at a multi-specialty hospital.
A team of professors from the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University think they may have a solution that will save countless lives in the future.
Biochemists have identified a protein that can be used to slow down or speed up the growth of brain tumors in mice.
Tumors shrank or disappeared in some patients with advanced neuroblastoma in a Phase 1 study of an immune therapy.
Radiation oncologists and a neurosurgeon report that they are able to use non-invasive radiosurgery to treat a widening variety of cancers due to technology advances.
Researchers have claimed that they have used stem cells derived from human body fat to treat brain cancer in mice.
Neurosurgeons combined real-time MRI technology with novel non-invasive cellular mapping techniques to develop a new biopsy approach that increases the accuracy of diagnosis for patients with brain cancer.
Researchers have demonstrated in both cancer cell lines and in mice that blocking critical DNA repair mechanisms could improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy for glioblastomas.
Brain-tumor cells that are infected with a cancer-killing virus release a protein that warns other tumor cells to mount a defense against the virus, shows study.
A type of drug used to treat psychotic disorders may prove useful against one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.
Results of a new study provide a foundation for new research to improve diagnosis and treatment of ependymoma,
Surgeons at Chicago's Northwestern Medicine hospital are pioneering a new approach to brain surgery, using 3D glasses... to help them "see" better in the operating room.
Canadian brain tumor patient has been treating her tumor with the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet, which researchers say starves cancer cells.
... fast, precise and non-invasive alternative to conventional surgery was used to treat several patients with lung, prostate and brain tumors.
Medical team establishing innovative approaches with technology and medication to improve the vision of young children who have visual pathway glioma, a type of brain tumor.
A new state-of-the-art treatment for brain tumors called Stereotactic Radiosurgery allows doctors to focus a set of X-ray beams on a single point inside the brain, killing cancer cells with a single large dose.
Researchers have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to “light up” malignant brain tumors and other cancers.
The St. Jude-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has announced that it has identified the most common genetic alteration ever reported in the brain tumor ependymoma.
Ependymoma is an aggressive type of brain cancer that primarily affects infants. A comprehensive molecular analysis of these tumors has now been carried out.
...researchers have designed and tested a small device that can lure brain tumor cells into a killing trap without harming the healthy surrounding tissue.
Scientists have developed a mathematical method for classifying forms of glioblastoma through variations in the way these tumor cells “read” genes.
Researchers believe that they have found a way to treat inaccessible tumors by forcing them to move to their deaths using a "tumor monorail."
The air pollution study is intended to determine whether ongoing exposure to air pollution causes molecular changes in the brain that are consistent with the development of brain tumor.
Scientists have discovered how salt acts as a key regulator for drugs used to treat a variety of brain diseases including chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, and depression.
Metabolic dysregulation in tumors is a topic of intense interest in the study of cancer, and the therapeutic value of altering tumor metabolism is a new frontier in cancer research. Unlike genetic traits that may not be present in all cells of a patient’s tumor, one trait shared by virtually all tumor cells is altered metabolism.
Neurosurgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital removed a different lesion from Vincent’s brain through a tube inserted into a hole smaller than a dime and he went home the next day.
Bristol-Myers Squibb will start a Phase 2 study in patients with glioblastoma in which Bristol combines its experimental drug nivolumab with the approved Yervoy, and test it against different cancer types.
Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that weeks of treatment with a repurposed FDA-approved drug halted the growth of — and ultimately left no detectable trace of — brain tumor cells taken from adult human patients.
New work may prompt a rethinking of targeted approaches to glioma treatment based on genetic profiling of tumors, and also argues for the judicious use of temozolomide (TMZ) used in glioma cases,
Scientists have discovered an enzyme in the "developmental pathway" of patients with embryonal tumors within multilayers rosettes which may lead to more effective treatment of the disease.
Team looked at human brain tumor samples and discovered that specialized immune cells in brain tumor patients are compromised. They identified a drug that is able to re-activate those immune cells and reduce brain tumor growth, thereby increasing the lifespan of mice two to three times.
In complex cases ranging from enlarged prostates to brain tumors, physicians are using virtual-reality simulators more and more to perfect their surgical techniques.
An experimental brain cancer treatment shows early signs that it can shrink tumors, according to trials conducted by San Diego-based Tocagen.
Cancer researchers say they have created a new and easier technique to diagnose brain tumors in just a half hour.
A team of researchers led by Dr. Jim Olson from the Seattle Children’s Hospital have developed an effective treatment for brain cancer using scorpion venom.