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  • Combination therapy can double the survival for a select group of brain tumor patients to nearly 15 years. The therapy is targeted at a particular type of brain tumor – anaplastic oligodendrogliomas. Dr. David Reardon says because this tumor typically affects people in their 30s and 40s, it is encouraging to have a durable benefit.

Tags: BrainTumors

  • Last year, six-year-old Avalanna Routh "married" her favorite guy, Justin Bieber, in a ceremony at the Jimmy Fund clinic. Yesterday, she shared cupcakes, played Candyland and talked music and baseball with her fantasy hubby in New York.

Tags: BrainTumors

  • Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Avalanna Routh, 6, of Merrimac, Mass., passed away on Sept. 26. Avalanna, who was known internationally for her love of Justin Bieber, generously shared her story locally and nationally, raising awareness worldwide about atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) and the need for greater research of this rare cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, JimmyFund, 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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