Brain Tumor News from 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.  We know that you care about the latest research and news.   Here are links to articles regarding research currently being done, as well as general news regarding the brain tumor community.

In a January 2011 article published by the Los Angeles Times, data is shared from a research study that covered the topic of ‘unrealistic optimism’ with regard to clinical trials for cancer patients.

In Clinical Cancer Trials May Become More Enticing to Patients, the Chicago Tribune shares how molecular therapy may persuade more people to enroll in clinical trials.

In The Wall Street Journal article, Making Clinic Trials Less of a Tribulation, Jennifer Corbett Dooren reports that the transition to electronic databases for medical information is said to make clinical trials easier to operate, allowing for a broader spectrum of patients and thus better results.

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Cancer Center in collaboration with The Methodist Hospital have developed two clinical studies connected to T-cell therapies to fight glioblastoma multiforme.

Are you a movie fan?  Look out for Last Breath, and independent film about a young man in New York diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Looking for a children’s book to help explain cancer to young children (maybe a sibling)?  Nowhere Hair by Sue Glader – writer, mother and cancer survivor – may be the book for you.  Glader put pen to paper after being diagnosed with cancer at 33, when her son was only 1-year-old.  This precious children’s book “gently explains life during chemotherapy and addresses the biggest concerns of children”.

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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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