Brain Cancer

Brain cancer emerges as major cause for child deaths: Study

Brain cancer emerges as major cause for child deaths: StudyWashington D. C. [USA], Sept. 17 : According to a recent research, brain cancer has taken over leukemia and has become the major cause of cancer deaths in children.

The report states that pediatric cancer death rates have been dropping since the mid 1970s and describes the changes in cancer death rates among the children and teens aged between 1 to 19.


Air pollution may lead to brain cancer

Air pollution may lead to brain cancerWashington, Feb. 16 - A team of researchers is set to conduct a study to determine if several potentially toxic compounds that exist in polluted air are capable of entering the brain from the bloodstream and causing brain cancer.


New drug breakthrough brings brain cancer cure closer to reality

New drug breakthrough brings brain cancer cure closer to realityWashington, Dec 09 : Scientists have identified a mechanism that can help treat brain cancer and a drug that decreases brain tumour growth.

The researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) have made a discovery that could lead to better treatment for patients suffering from brain cancer.


Genes responsible for brain cancer identified

Genes responsible for brain cancer identifiedWashington, Aug 6 - Eighteen genes that propel a common and aggressive form of brain cancer in adults have been identified, says a study.

The study, carried out by researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center, was published Monday in Nature Genetics.


Breast cancer patients who don’t have mastectomy `likelier to survive`

Breast cancer patients who don’t have mastectomy `likelier to survive`London, January 28 : Women with breast cancer have a better chance of surviving breast cancer if they don’t have a mastectomy, a major study has found.

Those aged over 50 who have only the lump removed, followed by radiotherapy, are almost a fifth more likely to survive the illness than patients who lose the whole breast.


Synthetic drug shows promise in brain cancer

Synthetic drug shows promise in brain cancerWashington, Sep 26 - Researchers led by an Indian-origin investigator are testing the suitability of a synthetic cannabinoid drug - dexanabinol - for curing brain cancer. Preliminary tests show that it kills cultured cancer cells derived from many tumour types, a US report says.


Kids’ brain cancer risk increases threefold after just two CT scans

Kids’ brain cancer risk increases threefold after just two CT scansLondon, June 7 : Children who have two or three head CT scans have triple the risk of developing brain cancer, a new study has revealed.

According to the first large-scale study, children having multiple CT scans are also at greater risk of leukaemia.


Bihar: Suspected brain disease kills 54 children

Bihar: Suspected brain disease kills 54 childrenPatna, Oct 3 : Suspected encephalitis, a brain infection, has killed three more children in Bihar's Gaya district, taking the death toll due to the disease to 54, an official said Monday.

The three children died in the last 48 hours at Anugrah Narayan Medical College and Hospital (ANMCH), about 100 km from here, said the district health official.


Herbal remedy beats brain cancer

Brain CancerWashington, July 13 : Indirubin, a herbal compound used in traditional Chinese remedies might beat deadly brain tumours.

Indirubin is derived from the Indigo plant, an active ingredient in the Dang Gui Long Hui Wan formula that is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia.


Now, researchers say mobile phones can’t cause brain tumor!

Now, researchers say mobile phones can’t cause brain tumor!London, June 17 : A recently released study from the World Health Organization concerning a possible link between extensive cell-phone use and cancer has had the world worried.


Using mobile phone for just 15 minutes a day ups brain cancer risk, claims study

 Using mobile phone for just 15 minutes a day ups brain cancer risk, claims study London, June 14: A new research has indicated that using a mobile phone for just 15 minutes a day can substantially increase the risk of brain cancer among its users.

A series of studies across 13 countries found that the longer people used their mobile, the higher was the risk.


New genetic test to identify patients’ response to brain cancer treatment

New genetic test to identify patients’ response to brain cancer treatmentWashington, June 2: A new research has proved that a change in a specific gene can identify which patients with a particular kind of brain cancer would respond better to treatment.

According to the researchers, testing for the gene can differentiate between patients with a more- or less-aggressive form of glioblastoma, the most common and an often-fatal type of primary brain cancer.


WHO panel sees potential link between cell phones, brain cancer

WHO panel sees potential link between cell phones, brain cancerMoscow, June 1 : An expert panel by the World Health Organization (WHO) has established a potential link between the use of mobile phones and brain cancer, the organisation said in a statement on its website.


Exercising for just 30 minutes daily ''cuts risk of bowel cancer''

 Exercising for just 30 minutes daily ''cuts risk of bowel cancer'' London, March 2 : A new research has found that exercising for just half an hour a day can slash the risk of developing bowel cancer.

It has long been known that people with an active lifestyle reduce their risk of developing the disease, reports the Daily Express.


Most common adult brain cancer associated with gene deletion

 Most common adult brain cancer associated with gene deletion London, Dec 23 : Scientists have discovered an important gene deletion in up to one of every four cases of glioblastoma, the most common adult brain cancer.

This deletion contributes to tumor development, promotes resistance to therapy and considerably worsens a patient''s survival prospects, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.


Genome code for most common form of pediatric brain cancer cracked

 Genome code for most common form of pediatric brain cancer cracked  Washington, Dec 17 : The genetic code for medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer and a leading killer of children with cancer, have been decoded by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

The genetic "map" is believed to be the first reported of a pediatric cancer genome.


Coffee or tea consumption may lower brain cancer risk

 Coffee or tea consumption may lower brain cancer risk New Delhi, Oct 21 : A new study has indicated that consuming coffee or tea daily may reduce the chances of developing brain cancer.

The conclusion is based on analysis of data concerning the dietary habits of more than 410,000 men and women between the ages of 25 and 70, according to the study conducted by an international team of researchers.


New discovery may lead to more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers

Washington, Jan 13 : Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have made a novel discovery that may help lead to more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers.

Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children.

"Researchers already know cancerous tumours often lack certain copies of genes. They also know certain cancer-promoting genes are mutated in cancer patients," said Dr Joshua Schiffman, an HCI investigator.


It''s official: Cellphones don''''t up brain cancer risk

Washington, Dec 4 : Finally you can breathe a sigh of relief and continue chatting on your cellphone, for a 30-year study of just about everyone in Scandinavia has found no link between rising mobile use and rates of brain cancer.

According to the new brief communication published online December 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, there was no substantial change in brain tumor incidence among adults 5 to 10 years after cell phone usage sharply increased.


Mobile phones really do up brain cancer risk

Mobile phones really do up brain cancer riskLondon, Oct 16 : It’s official: mobile phones do raise the risk of brain cancer, claim boffins.

According to the experts, the chances of developing a malignant tumour are “significantly increased” for people who use a mobile for ten years.

The shocking finding is the result of the biggest ever study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation.


Childhood brain cancer genes identified

Brain CancerWashington, Sept 16 : In a breakthrough study, scientists at the University of Nottingham have identified three important genes involved in the development of a type of childhood brain cancer.

Scientists from the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre at The University of Nottingham have found three genes associated with specific characteristics of ependymoma, which is the third most common form of childhood brain cancer.


Massive study identifies potential new targets for brain cancer treatments

Brain CancerLondon, September 5: American researchers have identified some new genetic changes that may be targets for future therapies to treat brain cancer.

The breakthrough results from the efforts made by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, as well as their collaborating investigators from 18 institutions and organizations.


Special type of MRI can identify brain cancer early

Special type of MRI can identify brain cancer earlyWashington, Mar 26: According to a new study, a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can depict changes in blood volume in the brain that often precede cancerous transformation of brain tumors.


Scientists identify signalling system that inhibits growth of a childhood brain cance

Brain CancerWashington, Mar 16 : Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have taken a major step forward in the fight against medulloblastoma, a rare but often fatal childhood brain tumour, by discovering that one of the brain’s signalling pathways inhibits the growth of the highly aggressive cancer cells.


Specialised tumor-killing virus paves way for novel brain cancer treatment

Specialised tumor-killing virus paves way for novel brain cancer treatmentWashington, Feb 20: Researchers conducting a study on mice have discovered a specialised virus with the ability to reproduce its tumour-killing genes that selectively targets and eradicates cancers in the brain, leaving healthy brain-tissue virtually untouched.


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