Online News Roundup

At BTFC we hope that some day we will no longer be needed, that some day there will be a cure for brain cancer.

As we hope for that day, we realize that knowledge, through research, is key to getting there.  And we know that you care about the latest research.   Here are some links to articles we found regarding  research currently being done, as well as general news regarding the brain tumor community.

Johns Hopkins Medicine recently published an article on better ways to treat deadly brain tumors, based on research done at the Kimmel Cancer Center.  They are trying to block multiple pathways in the fight against glioblastomas and tumor cell clusters.

The University of Minnesota is conducting clinical trials to determine the safe and maximum doses of autologous dendridic cells loaded with allogeneic brain tumor stem cells on patients with gliomas.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported in this video for CBS News regarding current treatments for glioblastomas which have shown great promise.

Read the latest in brain tumor research and care in the American Brain Tumor Association’s E-News.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports for CNN on an experimental study which uses a portion of a patient’s own tumor to create a vaccine specific for that patient.  This treatment is being used for patients with glioblastoma multiforma, one of the most deadly types of brain tumors.

Some of the benefits (and risks) of gamma knife radiosurgery are discussed here in Science Quick Picks.

Here is a comprehensive list of brain tumor support groups anywhere in the US and Canada.

The New York Times has printed an article discussing the possible origins of cancer cells in the human body.


About The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children

Founded in 1983, BTFC was the first nonprofit in the U.S. to focus on brain cancer in children. Our mission is to support patients and their families.
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