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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.
WHO Says Cell Phones may be Hazardous to Your Health
After much debate, the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that radiation from cell phone usage may indeed cause cancer. Yet, the WHO says that "no adverse effects" from using cell phones have been established.
Seve Ballesteros Loses Fight with Brain Cancer
Seve Ballesteros gained international attention when at only 19 he came in second at the famed British Open. The Spanish golfer went on to win five major championships.
Call Me When You Get an Answer
Cell-phone use has been shown to increase brain-glucose metabolism (a marker of brain activity), but long-term risks are less clear.
Certain Vaccines May Help Guard Against Childhood Cancer
Children vaccinated against hepatitis B might be at a lower risk of developing leukemia, according to a new study.