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05 Feb
When Heart Attack Strikes, Cancer Patients Often Miss Out on Lifesaving Treatment

When Heart Attack Strikes, Cancer Patients Often Miss Out on Lifesaving Treatment

Too few cancer patients who have a heart attack are receiving emergency angioplasties that could save their lives, a new study finds.

"This is an important study, which underscores the broader issue in cardio-oncology of cancer patients too often being passed over for po...

12 Jan
Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors

A foodborne pathogen may be linked to a type of rare brain cancer in adults, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that people who have glioma are more likely to have antibodies to toxoplasma gondii than a similar group that was cancer-free. That indicates ...

06 Jan
New Clues to How Cancers Originate in the Brain

New Clues to How Cancers Originate in the Brain

Researchers say a new study may offer hope for future patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. It's the brain tumor that killed Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy.

Investigators from the University of Toronto discovered that the healing process after a b...

28 May
Tumors Have Their Own Bacterial Colonies That Could Guide Cancer Care

Tumors Have Their Own Bacterial Colonies That Could Guide Cancer Care

The human body is teeming with bacteria, and a new study finds the same is true of many cancers -- raising questions about what role microbes might play in the diseases.

Researchers have already known that tumors in certain areas of the body -- like the gut -- harbor...

05 May
Fewer Kids in Cancer Trials, Which Might Not Be a Bad Thing

Fewer Kids in Cancer Trials, Which Might Not Be a Bad Thing

There's been a sharp decline in the number of U.S. children taking part in cancer clinical trials over the past few decades, but researchers say that might be good news.

Why? Having more effective treatments available now may be one reason for that decrease, they exp...

24 Apr
Could AI Help Doctors Map Out Treatments for Brain Cancers?

Could AI Help Doctors Map Out Treatments for Brain Cancers?

Artificial intelligence may reduce the need for glioma brain cancer patients to have biopsies to determine the best treatment for their tumors, researchers report.

Currently, it's common to remove glioma samples from patients and analyze them to select appropriate th...

06 Mar
Brain Cancer Research Could Help Dogs -- and the Humans Who Love Them

Brain Cancer Research Could Help Dogs -- and the Humans Who Love Them

Few heartbreaks are as devastating as when a beloved family dog falls ill with cancer.

But a new research paper could spur development of more and better treatments for a canine companion who has a brain tumor -- because it's possible that those same therapies will h...

07 Feb
More Aggressive Surgery Can Extend Survival From Brain Cancer: Study

More Aggressive Surgery Can Extend Survival From Brain Cancer: Study

Adults with glioblastoma -- the most common and deadly type of brain tumor -- could survive more than twice as long if surgeons removed surrounding tissue as well as the tumor, a new study finds.

That involves cutting out "non-contrast-enhancing tumor" -- which doesn...

17 Jan
Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Getting Hit by Heart Troubles

Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Getting Hit by Heart Troubles

Since the 1970s, serious heart disease among childhood cancer survivors had declined remarkably, a new study finds.

The decline suggests that efforts to make cancer treatments, including radiation, less toxic are paying off, researchers say.

For the study...

15 Jan
Surgery May Add Years for Patients With Deadly Brain Cancer: Study

Surgery May Add Years for Patients With Deadly Brain Cancer: Study

Surgical removal of the entire tumor may extend the lives of patients with a rare and deadly type of brain cancer called brainstem high-grade gliomas, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from 103 patients in the United States who had either a biopsy (15&...

22 Oct
Jimmy Carter Recovering From Broken Pelvis After Fall

Jimmy Carter Recovering From Broken Pelvis After Fall

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering in a Georgia hospital after he broke his pelvis in a fall at his home on Monday night.

"He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture," said a statement i...

11 Sep
Brain Tumor Patient Used Medical Pot, Landed in ER

Brain Tumor Patient Used Medical Pot, Landed in ER

Folks who use medical marijuana need to beware of super-concentrated products now on the market, a new case report warns.

A 52-year-old brain cancer patient taking a pot concentrate to boost his appetite landed in the ER after taking a dose 35 times stronger than a rec...

14 Aug
New Treatments Could Be Powerful Weapons Against Brain Tumors

New Treatments Could Be Powerful Weapons Against Brain Tumors

New therapies are showing real promise in fighting the type of brain cancer that claimed the lives of Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy, a pair of new clinical trials shows.

One experimental treatment injects powerful genes directly into a brain tumor, and then uses ...

01 Jul
MS Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

MS Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis is a tough disease to manage and live with, but a new, long-running Norwegian study suggests it might also raise cancer risk.

Overall, the higher risk was small -- just 12%. However, the risk of certain...

25 Jun
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Face More Struggles

Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Face More Struggles

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors often face intellectual and financial struggles, a new study finds.

Advances in treatment have prolonged the lives of many childhood brain tumor patients, but survivors may have to contend with a number of effects from the d...

21 Jun
Better Treatments Needed to Boost Brain Cancer Survival: Study

Better Treatments Needed to Boost Brain Cancer Survival: Study

Glioblastoma brain cancer remains one of deadliest tumors, and new research shows five-year survival rates remain low for patients with the disease.

While there have been improvements in short- and medium-term survival rates for patients with the most common type of ...

21 Mar
Baby Monkey May Offer Hope to Preserving Fertility of Kids With Cancer

Baby Monkey May Offer Hope to Preserving Fertility of Kids With Cancer

She's cute, and perhaps a medical breakthrough.

Scientists say they have used frozen testicular tissue to achieve the birth of a healthy baby monkey named Grady -- a success they hope to eventually translate to childhood cancer survivors whose treatment has left them...