Helpful News around the Internet

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 and shared information, 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.

The Kids Council of the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital made a video to provide the “top 10 tips” for kids from kids to have a better hospital stay.  And although they specifically reference Amplatz Children’s Hospital specifically, most of the tips listed are great for ANY pediatric facility.  Too cute!!!

The Doctors Lounge reported on a new Optical Touch Pointer that may help surgeons differentiate between healthy tissue and tumor tissue in the brain.

Rapper and music producer Sam Sneed discusses his experiences with a brain tumor in an interview on the Celebrity Cafe.

A neurosurgeon at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL has developed a technique using diffusion tensor imaging to map a patient’s brain prior to surgery, as reported in the Villages Daily Sun. “The experimental treatment of 2008 is routine in 2011.”

Syracuse University football player Rob Long is undergoing treatment for an astrocytoma.  Read about his strength during this trial.

Cutting edge research on glioblastoma treatment provides hope, as reported by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.


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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