Measuring Life in Years, Not Months
Brain cancer is never a good diagnosis. People who learn they have glioblastoma multiforme ( GBM ) usually live a bit longer than a year after diagnosis.
Big Genetic Research for Small Patients
Children diagnosed with cancer are living longer than ever before. Some forms of the disease are essentially cured. Now, scientists are beginning to understand a tumor that's much more life-threatening.
Fighting Cancer With Fire
For the most aggressive cancers, using aggressive treatments turn the fighting of the disease into an all or nothing event. Despite possible side effects.
Slight Risk of Cancer From CT Scans
While the amount of radiation from an X-ray is not very much, a CT scan is a collection of a few dozen X-rays in a quick series, and it begins to add up.
A Trojan Horse for Brain Cancer
Blood flow is critical for cancer growth, especially in the brain, where cells are unable to survive without high levels of oxygen. Several drugs known as vascular endothelial growth factor ( VEGF ) inhibitors target this vulnerability.
Bread and Brain Cancer
One of the most important parts of medical science in pregnancy has been showing the effects of the maternal environment on the developing child.
Tiny Drugs, Bursts of Light
Cancers are greedy little cells, consuming more than their fair share of everything available. A treatment recently developed takes advantage of that, and then uses special, focused light to destroy tumors.
Genetics Are Half the Cancer Story
Genetics gets a lot of press, but sometimes the old fashioned biopsy is the only way to get the information you need.
Open Trial for Brain Cancer Treatment
Glioblastoma is a very aggressive grade of brain cancer, and attempts at treatments so far have met with limited success. But as researchers proved, sometimes you have to cheat to win.
Math, the Ultimate Cancer Fighter
We live in an increasingly data driven era, where the judgment of your doctor comes from thousands of patients with similar symptoms.