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Mets Baseball Legend Dies of Brain Tumor
Baseball Hall of Famer, Gary Carter - the "Kid" - has lost his battle with brain cancer. As a New York Mets catcher, he may be best remembered for the team's 1986 World Series victory over the Boston Red Sox.
Intriguing Bullseye for Brain Cancer
The most common cancerous brain tumor is also among the most aggressive cancers. Current therapies usually don't treat g lioblastoma multiforme . So new treatment answers are desperately needed.
Brain Scans Beat Biopsy Any Day
An old saying in the operating room is "Once the air hits your brain, you're never the same." Despite the risks, taking a biopsy from a brain tumor is a necessary procedure. But, a new brain scan could change cancer diagnosis entirely.
New Intelligence on Pediatric Brain Tumors
The race is on to find cures for cancers that take the lives of those who haven't yet lived a full life. And progress is being made against one particularly aggressive childhood brain tumor.
Brain Cancer Research Could Lead to New Drugs
Science has come a long way in understanding what cancer is, but how exactly cells become cancerous in the first place isn't as well understood. Stopping or reversing this process is an important research goal, but there's still a long way to go. 
At Last - Possible Therapy for Brain Metastasis
Progress is being made on most oncology fronts. Unfortunately, brain metastasis remains something medicine hasn't touched in an effective way. Researchers may have found a new opening in resolving the greatest challenge women with advanced breast cancer face.
Cancer's "Cellular Orchestra Conductor"
Changes in cell biology are at the heart of cancer. Specifically, when our genes go off key, the cacophony of cancer blares. Scientists are now learning how these genes are reprogrammed.
Weather Forecasting for Brain Cancer
Weather forecasting is a pretty complicated science, despite how easy it looks on TV.  Now, scientists are seeing how this technology can be used to predict the course of brain cancer.
Tumor Invasion Strategies Revealed
What triggers some tumors to begin their invasion of healthy tissue? What gives the marching orders? Scientists now know the cascading events that push brain tumors to start infiltrating.
Crystal Ball for Brain Tumors
Two drugs are used to treat glioblastoma multiforme ( GBM ), the worst and most common form of brain cancer. Many tumors don't respond well to these medications, however, and scientists are beginning to understand why.