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News tagged ‘BrainTumors’ clear

  • A study led by Dr. David Reardon shows a new vaccine increases long term survival in certain brain cancer patients.

Tags: BrainTumors

  • Dr. David Reardon led a study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting, that found adding an experimental, which enlists the immune system to fight cancer to standard therapy, helped patients with the deadliest type of brain cancer live longer.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, BrainTumors

  • Dr. Brian Alexander commented on glioblastoma, the aggressive form of cancer that killed Vice President Joe Biden's son.

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  • A patient at Dana-Farber who was treated by Dr. Keith Ligon "open-sourced" his illness by inviting friends, family, and colleagues in the field of science, to view his health information and have discussions about his treatment.

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  • Dr. Patrick Wen commented on a study about an electrical device glued to the scalp that can slow glioblastoma growth and prolong survival.


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  • 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

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