Category Archives: Cancer: Brain

Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types






Newswise — There’s yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a … Continue reading






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Brain tumor risk may be lowered by Vitamin A intake






Nutrients. 2015 Oct 28;7(11):8897-904. doi: 10.3390/nu7115438. Association between Dietary Vitamin A Intake and the Risk of Glioma: Evidence from a Meta-analysis. Lv W1, Zhong X2, Xu L3, Han W4. Author information 1Department of Internal Neurology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, … Continue reading






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Why habits are so hard to break






Durham, NC – By now, you might have discovered that taming your sweet tooth as a New Year’s resolution is harder than you think. New research by Duke University scientists suggests that a habit leaves a lasting mark on specific … Continue reading






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For brain cancer patients, exercise may be safe and beneficial and should be considered






Integr Cancer Ther. 2015 Aug 14. pii: 1534735415600068. [Epub ahead of print] Exercise Improves Physical Function and Mental Health of Brain Cancer Survivors: Two Exploratory Case Studies. Levin GT1, Greenwood KM2, Singh F3, Tsoi D4, Newton RU3. Author information 1University … Continue reading






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Breast Exams May Miss Masses Deep in Breast






Newswise — MAYWOOD, Ill. – Many physicians who tested their breast-examination skills on a new type of pressure-sensing breast model failed to detect masses deep in the breast because they were not pressing hard enough, a study has found. “They … Continue reading






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Brain Tumor Causes and Risk Factors






Frequent dental X-rays linked to most common brain tumor Brain cancer vaccine possible? Newswise — Today, nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor, and yet, when it comes to pinpointing causes or risk factors, scientists … Continue reading






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Randomness of metastasis revealed by physicists






The spreading of a cancerous tumour from one part of the body to another may occur through pure chance instead of key genetic mutations, a new study has shown. Physicists from the University of Dundee and Arizona State University have … Continue reading






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Brain cancer vaccine possible?






Astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas are subtypes of a brain cancer called ‘glioma’. These incurable brain tumors arise from glial cells, a type of support cell found in the central nervous system. “Low-grade gliomas”, which grow comparatively slowly, spread in a diffuse … Continue reading






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Human brain tumor cells erased in mice at Hopkins






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. The scientists … Continue reading






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Brain cancer survival improved following FDA approval of bevacizumab, Mayo study finds






A new population-based study has found that patients with glioblastoma who died in 2010, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of bevacizumab, had lived significantly longer than patients who died of the disease in 2008, prior to the … Continue reading






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New treatment option for brain metastases associated with lung cancer






Lung cancer is the world’s most common cause of death from cancer. In Austria, around 4,000 people develop this type of cancer every year. One particular problem is the development of brain metastases in association with the lung tumour. Until … Continue reading






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Brain cancer could be fought with Avastin, dasatinib






JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The drug bevacizumab, also known by the trade name Avastin, shrinks tumors briefly in patients with an aggressive brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme, but then they often grow again and spread throughout the brain for reasons … Continue reading






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