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Living Much Longer With Brain Cancer
Cancer cells are really smart. They can hide out during treatment. Or they can resist treatment only to appear later. They can also avoid the body's defense system. Brain cancer researchers may have found a way to outsmart these smart cells.
Allergies May Keep Brain Cancer at Bay
Allergies are such a hassle, what with the runny, itchy eyes, nasal stuff and sneezing. Despite the nuisance of this condition, it may have an important cancer benefit.
Containing Cancer is Complicated
Why does cancer (so often) return after it's thought to have been killed and is no longer evident in the body? Scientists think they might know about why this happens - Cancer Stem Cells.
Genetic Fusion in Brain Cancer Discovered
Glioblastoma is the most common and unfortunately the most aggressive brain cancer. A recent study has pinpointed a genetic fusion that helps these brain tumors develop.
Resisting Cancer's Resistance
One of the many cruelties of cancer is that it may temporarily shrink in the presence of new drugs, only to come roaring back later.
Location, Location, Where is the Cancer Located?
Scientists are beginning to realize that cancer tumors are as unique as the people in whose bodies they form. This reality was borne out in recent pediatric brain cancer research.
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.