Online News About Brain Tumors

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 its April 2011 article, “People with Epilepsy More Prone to Brain Tumors, Bloomberg Businessweek reported on a study linking epilepsy and brain tumor disease. 

Dr. G.  Michael Lemole Jr. gained notoriety after performing life-saving surgery on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when she was shot earlier this year.  But now Lemole is building his reputation in the realm of brain tumors as he focuses on a procedure to remove hard-to-reach tumors using an endoscope.

“How did you know something was wrong with your child?”  This is a question posed to all parents at some point after their child’s brain tumor diagnosis.  For many, headaches were an initial warning sign.  With that in mind, it is important to remember all headaches do not mean a person has a brain tumor.  In “When a Headache Really is a Brain Tumor“, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen addresses this point of concern.

In a March article, “US Cancer Death Rates in Decline: Annual Report Focuses on Brain Tumors“, Science Daily shared recent findings from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute where, for the first time, the study included data on non-malignant brain tumors.  We at BTFC know that benign and malignant brain tumors are equally serious and applaud the NCI for broadening its definitions and scope of research.

NFL Films President Steve Sabol was diagnosed with a brain tumor last month.  He will undergo chemotherapy and radiation.


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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