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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- 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 pills to turn the genes on and off. That way, the genes can attack the canc...

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 cancers -- such as central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerve) cancers and urinary cancers were around ...

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- 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 disease and its treatment, the researchers noted.

To learn more, the...

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- 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 brain tumor in adults, only 6% of patients live for five years after diagn...

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- 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 infertile.

Infertility is a potential side effect of the chemoth...

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The bigger your brain, the greater your risk for a deadly brain cancer, new research from Norway suggests.

It's a matter of math: A large brain means more brain cells, and more cells means more cell divisions that can go wrong and cause mutations that trigger cancer, the study authors explained.

"Aggressive brain cancer is a rare ty...

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rats developed cancer after being exposed to high levels of cellphone radiation, but those levels were much higher than what people are exposed to when using their cellphones, a new government report says.

When exposed to radio frequency radiation like that used in 2G and 3G cellphones, male rats developed heart tumors, and there was also evi...

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research in mice suggests that the Zika virus might be turned from foe into friend -- enlisted to curb deadly glioblastoma brain tumors.

A glioblastoma is among the most lethal of brain cancers, killing more than 15,000 Americans each year. U.S. Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy both succumbed to this cancer.

In the ...

SATURDAY, Aug. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Senator John McCain's long battle with brain cancer ended on Saturday afternoon when he passed away at his home in Arizona.

His family had announced Friday that McCain was no longer receiving treatment for his glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive of brain tumors.

The 81-year-old Republican Arizona senator and Vietnam War hero h...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they're researching a way to destroy cancer cells that travel to other parts of the body.

Many cancers become especially dangerous only when they spread (metastasize) from the initial location to other tissues such as the lungs, brain or bone, the University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers explained.

The inves...

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for the most common childhood brain tumor can cause memory problems, new research suggests.

Specifically, it can leave young survivors struggling to create memories of recent personal events, the small study found. But survivors' ability to recall ones that happened before radiation wasn't affected.

"There are some...

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of adults who survived childhood brain and spinal cord cancers don't live fully independent lives, a new study finds.

Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., assessed more than 300 survivors in areas such as employment, marital status, ability to drive, independent living and need for help with r...

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An ancient scourge -- the polio virus -- may be an unexpected friend to people battling one of the deadliest brain cancers, new research shows.

The new therapy uses a tweaked, harmless form of the polio virus to significantly boost the chances patients with recurrent glioblastomas can survive over the long term.

In the study from D...

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many adult survivors of childhood cancer don't worry about their future health and may skip crucial screenings and lifestyle changes, a new study shows.

"Some of the increased health risks faced by survivors of childhood cancer can be minimized through early detection and intervention, as well as adoption of healthy behaviors," said study co-l...

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioral problems, a new study finds.

Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at a median age of 17.3 months. Treatment advances have prolonged survival for many patients, the study authors said.

This study included 859 children younger than ...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survival rates are improving worldwide, but poorer countries are seeing less improvement than wealthier ones, a new study shows.

Researchers analyzed data from 2000 to 2014 to assess five-year cancer survival rates among 37.5 million children and adults diagnosed with one of 18 common cancers. These patients were from 71 countries an...

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with a deadly type of brain tumor don't receive adequate hospice care, a new study finds.

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 patients in the United States with malignant gliomas who were treated and died between 2002 and 2012.

"We kn...

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Man's best friend may help scientists learn more about a deadly brain cancer in people.

Both dogs and humans can develop glioblastoma. Half of people diagnosed with this type of brain cancer live fewer than 14 months, even after treatment with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Sen. John McCain is being treated for glioblastoma an...

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new form of gene therapy shows promise in battling recurrent brain cancer.

The phase 1 clinical trial included 56 patients with recurrent high-grade glioma brain cancer.

Three years after the gene therapy treatment, more than a quarter of the patients were still alive. Median survival for patients was 14.4 months, compared with eig...

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first approval of a biosimilar drug to treat cancer was announced Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) was approved as a biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adults with certain colon, lung, brain, kidney and cervical cancers.

A biosimilar is a biological product that ...

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus is well known for causing devastating brain defects in fetuses. But what if scientists could use that ability to do something good?

Researchers report that they think they might be able to harness the virus' attraction to developing brain cells -- instead of adult brain cells -- as a potential treatm...

MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified specific gene combinations that can cause the aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma in mice.

Using new technology that can also identify genetic triggers of other cancers, a Yale University-led team assessed the impact of mutations in more than 1,500 genetic combinations. They reported finding multiple combina...

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some adult survivors of childhood cancer go on to develop brain tumors, and now researchers say they've found a gene mutation that seems to increase that risk.

The researchers said their findings could lead to ways to prevent these brain tumors.

Adults who had radiation to their head and spine to treat childhood cancer have a greater ...

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sen. John McCain faces an uphill battle fighting the aggressive cancer discovered in his brain last week, experts say.

The cancer, glioblastoma, is the most common malignant tumor that originates in brain cells, as opposed to cancers that spread to the brain from elsewhere in the body, said Dr. Manmeet Ahluwalia, dean of the Cleveland Clinic...

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sen. John McCain, a respected longtime lawmaker, former prisoner of war and the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer.

A statement released by McCain's office Wednesday night said the cancer, known as a glioblastoma, was discovered after a procedure to remove a blood clot above his left e...