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News tagged ‘BrainTumors’ clear

  • Dr. Mark Kieran discusses the challenges, the obstacles, and the ultimate joy of overseeing one of the country’s foremost pediatric brain-tumor programs.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • The Savage family moved to Boston from Ireland so that their daughter could be treated by Dana-Farber specialists for a rare form of brain cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Dr. Mark Kieran, clinical director of the Brain Tumor Center, said atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, or AT/RT, is so rare that Dana-Farber sees fewer than half a dozen patients a year.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Three young adult cancer survivors gathered at Dana-Farber for the monthly meeting of STEPS, a support group for brain tumor survivors.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors, CopingWithCancer

  • Actress Valerie Harper, diagnosed with brain cancer, has joined the latest cast of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Dr. Karen Fasciano says end-stage cancer patients living life to the fullest has been a growing trend that's been a part of the hospice movement.

Tags: EndOfLife, PatientSupport, BrainTumors, CopingWithCancer

  • Dr. Keith Ligon comments on his study that found an unusual mutation in a type of brain tumor in children. The discovery may help to classify, diagnose and guide the treatment of the disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • The families of former Dana-Farber patients Charlotte O'Shea and Avalanna Routh started the "Cure AT/RT Now" fund to support research for this rare form of brain cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Caroline Cronk is five years old and suffers from a rare and inoperable brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Dr. Mark Kieran is leading a clinical trial to trace signals driving the tumor and provide targeted treatment. (Full article requires a subscription)

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • The Hope for Calle foundation supports research for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, at Dana-Farber. The clinical trial is led by Dr. Mark Kieran. Dr. Kieran said DIPG is rare and affects about 200 children a year.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Dana-Farber researchers, including Dr. Rameen Beroukhim, have identified DNA mutations that appear to drive about 15 percent of meningiomas, a finding that could lead to the first effective drug treatments for these brain tumors.

Tags: TargetedTherapy, BrainTumors

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