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Former Vice President Daughter Dies of Brain Cancer
She grew up in the spotlight, the daughter of a U.S. Senator and later the Vice President of the United States, Walter Mondale . It seemed natural that Eleanor Mondale would seek her own spotlight in broadcasting.
Crohn's Disease Medication Helps With Brain Cancer
Ted Kennedy's first symptom of brain cancer was the seizure he had in 2008. Seizures are commonly the first sign that's something's wrong among patients who have gliomas.
New Brain Cancer Therapies on the Horizon
Scientists are focusing in on the genetic beginnings, course and survival of a deadly form of brain cancer. And these discoveries offer new hope for patients.
New Weapon Against Brain Cancer
There's a new light glimmering at the end of the dark tunnel that is brain cancer. A novel gene therapy, combined with radiation, holds promise in treating one of the worst of these cancers.
Genetic Two for Two
For years, scientists have tried to identify the genes involved in the development of oligodendrogliomas - the second most common form of brain cancer. They've finally done it.
No Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Cancers
Not long ago, we were told that there's a definite link between cell phone usage and brain cancer. Yet a new study shows that this link isn't found in children and adolescents. 
Oxygen as Healer
Cancer doesn't like an abundance of oxygen; the disease thrives in low-oxygen environments. A unique trial is under way evaluating if hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help brain cancer patients.
Pain Relief Technique Extends Lives
The suffering can be devastating. About seven percent of people with brain cancer have headaches, confusion, seizures and other neurological problems that a new therapy may relieve.
Herb may Help Treat Deadly Brain Cancer
Indirubin is the active ingredient in a Chinese herbal remedy known as Dang Gui Long Hui Wan. Studies find the herb may help treat glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer.
Survival of the Fittest
Exercise not only helps you feel and look better, it can also help you live longer. New findings show that exercise improves life expectancy for brain cancer patients.