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  • Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer

    12/29/2016 11:03:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | December 29, 2016 | Staff
    A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease — another first in this promising field. The type of immunotherapy that 50-year-old Richard Grady received already has helped some people with blood cancers such as leukemia. But the way he was given it is new, and may allow its use not just for brain tumors but also other cancers that can spread, such as breast and lung. Grady was the first person to get the...
  • A Brief History of the Drug That "Cured" Jimmy Carter’s Cancer

    11/16/2016 9:15:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Inverse ^ | 03/07/2016 | Yasmin Tayag
    Former president Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he’s stopping treatment for his brain cancer at the ripe age of 91. Inspiring as his story is, it’s hard not to wonder: how’d he do it? Turns out Carter was being treated with Keytruda, a new and highly promising immunotherapy drug that was approved not long after Carter was diagnosed. In August 2015, Carter announced that his aggressive melanoma — a deadly form of skin cancer — had spread to his brain, and it seemed pretty clear that he had only a few weeks left to live. Still, he underwent treatment at...
  • A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones

    05/06/2016 11:39:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Thursday May 5, 2016 11:50pm | By Chris Mills
    A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones If, and by how much cellphones increase the risk of brain cancer is a long and disputed argument. No one study is going to settle anything, but one statistical analysis of data in Australia hints at cellphones being reasonably safe. The study examines the incidence of brain cancer in the Australian population between 1982 to 2013. The study pitted the prevalence of mobile phones among the population—starting at 0 percent—against brain cancer rates, using data from national cancer registration data. The results showed a very slight increase in...
  • Brain cancer: Two essential amino acids might hold key to better outcomesThe discovery of two amino

    03/31/2016 8:20:17 PM PDT · by se99tp · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Tryptophan and methionine are essential amino acids -- the diet must provide them because cells cannot make them. Normally, the lack of an essential amino acid in the diet can lead to serious diseases and even death. Foods rich in tryptophan and methionine include cheese, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, nuts and soybeans.
  • Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer drug treatment

    03/06/2016 3:39:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 6, 2016 5:59 PM EST | Kathleen Foody
    Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he no longer needs treatment for cancer, less than seven months after revealing he had been diagnosed with melanoma that spread to his brain. […] Carter’s spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in an email that his doctors will continue to perform scans to ensure cancer cells have not returned, and Carter will “resume treatment if necessary.” A spokesman for Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, where Carter has been treated, declined to comment on Sunday, citing patient privacy. Carter’s treatment plan for the aggressive form of cancer including a round of targeted radiation at several tumors on...
  • Wes Craven dies aged 76 after battle with brain cancer

    08/30/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 August 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Wes Craven passed away on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The iconic horror director known for his work on films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and The Last House on the Left was 76-years-old. He had been battling brain cancer.
  • Former president Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    08/20/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2015 | Abby Phillip
    Former president Jimmy Carter said that the cancer doctors discovered earlier this year, on his liver, has spread to his brain and that he will receive his first radiation treatment for the disease Thursday afternoon. "I'm perfectly at ease with whatever comes," Carter said at a news conference. Carter, 90, said Thursday that doctors found "four spots of melanoma on my brain -- small spots" after first discovering cancer during an Aug. 3 operation to remove a tumor from his liver. During that surgery, Carter said, doctors suspected that the cancer had originated in other parts of his body. They...
  • Jimmy Carter Says Doctors Found Cancer in His Brain

    08/20/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2015 14:36 UTC | Alan Blinder
    ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that doctors had found cancer on his brain and that he would begin radiation treatment later in the day. Mr. Carter, speaking at a news conference at the Carter Center here, said his health had been under scrutiny since May, when he had a cold while traveling in Guyana. The former president added that the cancer, which he said was melanoma, had been found in his liver, part of which was removed during a procedure on Aug. 3. He described the melanoma on his brain as four “very small spots.”
  • Mother fights brain cancer with electric fields (Video)

    06/03/2015 6:04:10 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-2-2015
    Transcript: Against all odds, Elizabeth Marek is alive, she has a device that attacks brain cancer cells with electric fields to thank. Elizabeth has glioblastoma, a deadly and aggressive form of brain cancer with no cure and a life expectancy of just over two years. 26 weeks pregnant with her second child, 3 years after a small tumor was found in her brain, Elizabeth began suffering from extreme headaches. She thought it was migraines, but it wasn't. SOUNDBITE (English) ELIZABETH MAREK, BRAIN CANCER PATIENT, SAYING: "It ended up being a tumor that was the size of my fist on the...
  • Joe Biden Announces Passing of Son, Beau Biden

    05/30/2015 6:49:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 295 replies
    weekly standard ^ | may 30, 2015 | daniel halper
    Vice President President Joe Biden announced the passing of his son, Beau Biden, in a statement released by the White House. "It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life," reads the statement from Vice President Biden. "The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.
  • Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells...

    02/08/2015 4:37:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Impact Journals ^ | January 22, 2015 | Various
    Abstract Here, we propose a new strategy for the treatment of early cancerous lesions and advanced metastatic disease, via the selective targeting of cancer stem cells (CSCs), a.k.a., tumor-initiating cells (TICs). We searched for a global phenotypic characteristic that was highly conserved among cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types, to provide a mutation-independent approach to cancer therapy. This would allow us to target cancer stem cells, effectively treating cancer as a single disease of “stemness”, independently of the tumor tissue type. Using this approach, we identified a conserved phenotypic weak point – a strict dependence on mitochondrial biogenesis for...
  • Hillary Clinton does NOT have brain cancer: Officials slam 'nonsense' claims

    12/27/2012 6:39:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 26, 2012
    Complete Headline: Hillary Clinton does NOT have brain cancer: Officials slam 'nonsense' claims debilitating illness was behind collapse and decision to step down The National Enquirer claims brain cancer is behind Clinton's recent collapse and that she is facing a barrage of medical tests State Department labelled the claims 'absolute nonsense' and insists she is recovering well at home The Secretary of State suffered a concussion after she collapsed in her home earlier this month On Friday, President Barack Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Clinton after she chose to step down Government officials have vehemently denied claims...
  • Cancer curing Dr. Burzynski case dismissed

    12/06/2012 11:08:05 AM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies
    the examiner ^ | 12.02.12 | Jeffrey Phelps
      Dead silence is all that remains, over a week since the Texas Medical Board was forced to drop their case against Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. Other than a couple random small-town newspapers, a questionable blog and Saturday's opinion piece in a tiny Canadian regular, no one in the media has been willing to touch the news that, yet again, all charges were dismissed against a certain doctor that has literally and successfully cured cancer on many occasions.The Texas Medical Board and the Western medical establishment had been targeting Dr. Burzynski for years and the media was fully willing to...
  • Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business

    06/12/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT · by thesearethetimes... · 51 replies ^ | 6/12/11 | Burzynski
    This is a link to a free viewing of a very interesting documentary about a doctor in Texas who seems to have discovered an amazingly effective tool to fight cancer. I am in the middle of watching it, but just watched an undeniable Atlas Shrugged moment that moved me to post it here.... It will only be free to view until midnight tonight. Thought provoking stuff here, and I will be interested to hear what ya'll think.
  • Cancer Patient Thomas Navarro Dies at Age Six [medical freedom case]

    01/06/2002 8:53:39 PM PST · by Gelato · 47 replies · 2,509+ views
    Natural Health Line ^ | Jan. 1, 2002 | By Peter Chowka
    Cancer Patient Thomas Navarro Dies at Age Six © By Peter Chowka Photo courtesy of the Navarro family (Jan. 1, 2002) Thomas Navarro's two year long struggle to survive brain cancer came to an end on November 19, 2001 when the six-year old child died in Houston, Texas. During the first eighteen months after Thomas' diagnosis, in September 1999, his family's efforts to get him access to nontoxic treatments resulted in major national publicity, becoming the most compelling and heart-wrenching individual example of the search for medical freedom in more than two decades. Thomas and his parents James and ...
  • Steve Sabol dies at age 69 (owner, force, spirit behind NFL Films)

    09/18/2012 8:24:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9-18-12
    With the eye of an art history major, Steve Sabol filmed the NFL as a ballet and blockbuster movie all in one. Half of the father-son team that revolutionized sports broadcasting, the NFL Films president died Tuesday of brain cancer at age 69 in Moorestown, N.J. He leaves behind a league bigger than ever, its fans enthralled by the plot twists and characters he so deftly chronicled. "Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement from the league confirming Sabol's death. "Steve's passion for football was matched...
  • 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge

    08/19/2012 9:45:36 PM PDT · by kingattax · 139 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-19-12
    "Top Gun" director Tony Scott fatally jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon, according to Los Angeles police sources. His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard officials. Investigators found a suicide note in his car, which was parked on the bridge. Law enforcement sources said several witnesses saw Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, climb over a fence on the bridge and jump off. The coroner's office identified him Sunday evening. Scott was a respected action-movie director who also made "Enemy...
  • Former SD Gov. [Bill] Janklow says he's dying of cancer

    11/04/2011 6:24:25 PM PDT · by Justaham · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11-4-11 | CHET BROKAW and KRISTI EATON
    With a fresh incision curving along his hairline from temple to ear visible to all, former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow broke down and cried Friday as he announced that he's dying of brain cancer. But it wasn't the cancer that prompted the tears. It was recalling what he called the one regret of his life: a 2003 car wreck that killed a Minnesota man and ended Janklow's political career. "I know it's over. I know it's at the end of the trail, but I don't hurt," he said of the weeks-old cancer diagnosis. Janklow, 72, a Republican who dominated...
  • Seve Ballesteros, Dashing Golf Champion, Dies at 54

    05/07/2011 7:20:36 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Seve Ballesteros, the charismatic Spanish golfer who won the Masters twice and the British Open three times and helped propel Europe’s rise in the Ryder Cup competition with the United States, died early Saturday at his home in northern Spain, where his struggle with brain cancer had gained wide attention in the sports world. He was 54.
  • Do Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer?

    05/02/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    NY Times Magazine ^ | April 13, 2011 | SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE
    On Jan. 21, 1993, the television talk-show host Larry King featured an unexpected guest on his program. It was the evening after Inauguration Day in Washington, and the television audience tuned in expecting political commentary. But King turned, instead, to a young man from Florida, David Reynard, who had filed a tort claim against the cellphone manufacturer NEC and the carrier GTE Mobilnet, claiming that radiation from their phones caused or accelerated the growth of a brain tumor in his wife. “The tumor was exactly in the pattern of the antenna,” Reynard told King. In 1989, Susan Elen Reynard, then...
  • Ebert Gives Thumbs Down to Rush (Triple Barf)

    01/04/2010 1:17:55 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 65 replies · 2,370+ views
    Politico ^ | January 4, 2010 | Patrick Gavin
    Have no doubt about it: Film critic Roger Ebert is no fan of Rush Limbaugh. The unabashed liberal reeled off a series of one-liners on Twitter against the radio talk show host over the weekend, in the wake of Limbaugh's hospital visit due to chest pains. A sampling: "Rush: Hawaii is the only country where the Hawaiian shirts come in S, M, L, XL, Rush, and Sumo." "Rush: Nurse at snack time: 'You have nuts?' 'No!' 'You have dates?' 'Hey, if I had nuts, I'd have dates!' Ah...Har! Har! Har!" "Rush: Stuck in this hospital room watching TV, I really...
  • When Is Proton Beam Therapy Worthwhile? (Kennedy)

    08/27/2009 12:56:32 PM PDT · by Drango · 13 replies · 690+ views
    NPR ^ | 8/27/09 | Richard Knox
    By Richard Knox In his full-bore battle against brain cancer, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy resorted to treatment many consider experimental -- proton beam radiation therapy. Sen. Kennedy returns to Senate last year after treatment for brain cancer. Medicare pays for it. But his death leaves open a slew of questions about the costly treatment, which delivers high doses of radiation to tumor cells while largely sparing healthy tissue from damage. Did it do him any good? Should Medicare (or private insurers) pay for the unproven treatment? And most politically fraught, should Kennedy's legacy issue -- universal health care -- include...
  • American Cancer Care Beats The Rest (especially Britain and Canada)

    08/12/2009 9:26:10 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 10 replies · 729+ views
    Manhattan Institute ^ | June 22, 2008 | David Gratzer
    Why do the British lag behind American survival rates? Screening standards are different. In the United States, internists recommend that men 50 and older get screened for colon cancer; in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, screening begins at 75. And British patients wait much longer to see specialists. A Clinical Oncology study of British lung cancer treatment found in 2000 that 20% "of potentially curable patients became incurable on the waiting list." Novel drugs offered here often aren't available there; for instance, Avastin, a drug for advanced colon cancer, is prescribed more often in the U.S. than...
  • Kennedy Is Making A Final Press For Universal Healthcare, From His Sickbed

    07/25/2009 9:07:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies · 1,095+ views
    LATimes ^ | July 25th 2009
    Kennedy is making a final press for universal healthcare, from his sickbed As Congress wrestles with legislation to give Americans access to quality care, which the Democrat worked toward for 46 years, the senator is sidelined with brain cancer, but not out of the game. Faye Fiore and Noam N. Levey July 25, 2009 Reporting from Washington -- Ted Kennedy wakes up mornings in his house on Cape Cod to a packet of news clippings put together by his wife. If there's a hearing going on in Washington, he watches on his computer. Five hundred miles away, Congress is wrestling...
  • NASA's 'Electronic Nose' Could Be Used For Brain Cancer Detection

    05/02/2009 4:27:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 381+ views
    AHN ^ | David Goodhue
    An "electronic nose" developed by NASA scientists to monitor air quality on the Space Shuttle Endeavor may also be used to detect the difference between normal and cancerous brain cells. Neurosurgeons with the City of Hope Cancer Center and scientific researchers from the Brain Mapping Foundation and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, both in California, used the device to investigate the role of cellular odors in cellular trafficking, brain cancer metastasis, stem cell migration, and the potential of the device for use in brain imaging, according to a press release. The device, which will be installed in the International Space Station,...
  • New Gene Markings for a Deadly Brain Cancer

    02/20/2009 11:12:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,317+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 19 February 2009 | Rachel Zelkowitz
    Enlarge ImageTelling tumor. A genetic mutation could help doctors diagnose deadly tumors in the brain.Credit: Photograph courtesy of Duke Photopath While survival rates for many cancers have improved over the years, brain cancers often remain stubbornly unresponsive to treatment. Now, researchers are turning to genetics and have hit on a gene mutation that can be used to differentiate between the deadliest brain cancers. The find could help doctors more accurately diagnose these devastating tumors. The most common brain tumor, glioblastoma, is also the deadliest. These tumors occur in two forms: primary, in which patients suddenly develop large and highly...
  • Prayer Thread for Sen. Ted Kennedy (prayers ONLY, God is your Moderator)

    05/20/2008 11:48:45 AM PDT · by GovernmentShrinker · 266 replies · 1,184+ views
    Vanity ^ | May 20, 2008 | GovernmentShrinker
    <p>Can we please have a civilized thread offering our prayers for Sen. Kennedy and his family? He has just been diagnosed with brain cancer (glioma) which has a very poor prognosis. The moderators have already been forced to pull at least FOUR threads on this topic due to uncivilized posters. If you feel the urge to post something unkind, don't.</p>
  • Stem Cells Improve Child Brain Cancer Outcomes

    09/20/2006 7:20:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 189+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 09.07.06 | Steven Reinberg
    A highly targeted treatment that relies on the patient's own stem cells improves outcomes for children with brain tumors called medulloblastomas, U.S. researchers report. Children with high-risk medulloblastoma have a 30 percent to 40 percent chance of surviving to five years, and chemotherapy usually lasts for about 12 months. However, "not only can we now cure about 70 percent of children with high-risk medulloblastoma, we can also cure more than 80 percent of those with standard-risk disease with a shorter, and therefore more convenient, chemotherapy approach," lead researcher Dr. Amar Gajjar, from St Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, said...
  • Brain's Stem Cells Hold Clues to Cancer

    07/23/2006 11:33:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 938+ views ^ | 07.20.06 | NA
    THURSDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they're gaining greater insight into how the brain's own stem cells may trigger one of the deadliest forms of cancer. The stem cells -- which can turn into a variety of brain cells -- appear to carry a receptor that pulls in a specific chemical. If the cells get over-stimulated by the chemical, that may lead to tumor formation. The discovery, "might lead to better understanding of early growth" of brain malignancies, said study co-author Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, a professor of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. As a result,...
  • New Molecule Inhibits Proliferation Of Broad Range Of Lethal Cancer Cells

    05/16/2006 7:21:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 752+ views
    Scientists have identified a new molecule that inhibits proliferation of a broad range of lethal malignant glioma cells in vitro and in vivo. The findings, published in the May issue of Cancer Cell, shed light on which PI3 kinase family members are most likely to play a role in cancer progression. This study reinforces the concept that successful small molecule kinase inhibitors must display a broad reactivity to effectively attenuate the complex signaling pathways involved in malignant transformation and to thwart to the ability of cancer cells to adapt to stress. Lipid kinases belonging to the PI3 kinase family, made...
  • New Cytokine To Kill Brain Tumor Cells, Offer Protection

    03/05/2006 5:29:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 699+ views
    Attaching a recently discovered cytokine to neural stem cells derived from bone marrow, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have developed a tool to track and kill malignant brain tumor cells and provide long-term protection against their return. Results of an animal study are published in the March 1, 2006 issue of Cancer Research, and the researchers are now applying to regulatory agencies to translate their work into human clinical trials. Gliomas are highly invasive tumors with poorly defined borders that intermingle with healthy brain tissue, making complete surgical removal nearly impossible. Furthermore, cells separate from the...

    02/26/2006 5:54:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 306+ views
    The Moss Reports ^ | 09.11.05 | Ralph Moss, Ph.D.
    Do devices such as cell or mobile phones, that emit radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RFEMF), cause cancer? According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), this is just another widespread "cancer myth" that is befuddling the minds of the American public. A recent ACS "cancer literacy" poll found that 30 percent of the general public agrees with the proposition that electronic devices, like cell phones, can cause cancer in people who use them.  Ted Gansler, MD, MBA, Director of Medical Content, American Cancer Society, blames the persistence of this belief on litigious lawyers and the sensationalist media. "Alarming front-page coverage," he says,...
  • Singer Lou Rawls has died

    01/06/2006 7:58:47 AM PST · by Borges · 83 replies · 2,248+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Singer Lou Rawls is dead. A spokesman says he died this morning at a Los Angeles hospital. He sold more than 40 million albums, and his hits included "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine."
  • Culture and Technology: The myth of tech gadgets and social alienation

    11/16/2005 9:06:22 AM PST · by Revolting cat! · 20 replies · 628+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2005 | Jordan Kraemer
    As mobile communications and media devices proliferate, the nagging worry frequently goes unchallenged: Gadgets like iPods, cell phones and laptops produce an increasingly disconnected public sphere. This is a familiar critique -- last year, a fellow student expressed in the campus newspaper a similar dissatisfaction with the popularity of MP3 players. He argued that, lost in our private worlds of music, we fail to reach out and connect with one another. Certainly, I wonder about the social impact of new technology -- particularly, the contra...
  • Prayer Request for a Friend & Colleague (Vanity)

    09/16/2005 2:59:52 PM PDT · by Prime Choice · 87 replies · 933+ views
    Self | 09/16/2005 | Self
    As one who has greatly benefitted from the prayers of many a Freeper, I come to you today to ask for prayers for a dear colleague of mine. His name is Colin and I am proud to call him friend. Colin was diagnosed today with brain cancer. Colin and I started our work together in February, 2003 in less than optimal circumstances. In short, he and I were thrown together into a maelstrom of frantic and unending work (upwards of 20 hours a day) immediately following the loss of shuttle Columbia. It was in those days that he and I...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....08-04-05...Lance Armstrong: Honoring Excellence

    08/04/2005 7:17:09 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 311 replies · 5,524+ views
    Dolly Howard / all of us | August 4, 2005 | dolly Howard
    A star he is ~ but it could have been different. Lance Armstrong could have well been an abortion statistic. His mother was a 16 year old unwed mom and poor. But she did the right thing and was a continual source of support and inspiration to Lance throughout his life. Linda, then a supermarket checkout girl, had got pregnant at the age of 16 and gave birth to her son when she was only 17. The pair enjoy an exceptionally close relationship, which Linda puts down to the fact that "we grew up together". Armstrong took on the...
  • Munition exposure linked to brain cancer in US vets

    07/26/2005 11:00:11 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 10 replies · 603+ views
    © Reuters 2005 ^ | Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:32 PM BST | © Reuters 2005
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gulf War veterans exposed to chemical munitions at Khamisiyah, Iraq are nearly twice as likely as their unexposed peers from the same war to die from brain cancer, according to a report in the American Journal of Public Health. "We found an approximately twofold excess of brain cancer deaths, 12 to 13 excess deaths in a population of 100,000 veterans, associated with possible exposure to chemical warfare agents," Tim A. Bullman, from the Department of Veteran Affairs in Washington, DC, and colleagues report. In the new study, rates of death from specific causes for 100,487...
  • Cells primed to carry relief to brain tumors

    04/05/2002 8:14:46 AM PST · by Darkshadow · 35 replies · 702+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 4, 2002 | JOHN FAUBER
    Cells primed to carry relief to brain tumors By JOHN FAUBERof the Journal Sentinel staff Last Updated: April 4, 2002 Bethesda, Md. - Scientists at the National Institutes of Health for the first time have engineered a type of immature human brain cell to carry potent anti-cancer substances directly to malignant brain tumors in animals.The potential therapy represents a promising new avenue for dealing with one of the most intractable problems in medicine - effectively seeking out and killing tumors in the human brain. Far from being a cure, the technique so far has been used only in mice that...