BrainCancer.org presents our 9th video in our Brain Tumors 101 series, ” Surgical Options After A Brain Tumor Diagnosis:”. In this video, Dr. Charles Cobbs, Neurosurgeon and the Gregory Foltz Endowed Director of The Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment , discusses how surgical resections of brain tumors are approached by a patient’s Neurosurgeon. Surgical options are often dictated by where a tumor resides in the brain. The location of these tumors dictate how the neurosurgeon approaches surgery and Dr. Cobbs goes into further detail on how these decisions are made.
Braincancer.org would like to announce the 2015 8th Annual Seattle Brain Cancer Walk will be taking place on Sunday May 3, 2015. Again, the event will take place at the Seattle Center but this year it will be at the Fisher Pavillion (see map below). We’re excited to have the 8th Annual Seattle Brain Cancer Walk in
In this blog, I would like to discuss a project that we hope will lead to increased knowledge and assistance to patients and their family members who are dealing with a brain tumor diagnosis. I have started an online video course to discuss brain tumors. These informal lectures are titled “Brain Tumors 101″. The goal of these
A recent report has received significant attention in the brain tumor community. http://www.medicaldaily.com/brain-tumor-gene-found-linking-familial-glioma-between-family-members-313372 This is a brief communication to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by a consortium of researchers who have been studying the possibility of familial genetic links to gliomas. This brief report focuses on two families out of thousands of
By Dr. Charles Cobbs The Gregory Foltz MD Endowed Director of The Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish Neuroscience Institute Seattle, WA There is quite a bit of buzz going on in the brain cancer world about the possibility that marijuana derivatives could be helpful for patients with glioblastoma.
A recent report in New Scientist describes what is being called a breakthrough in terms of scientists ability to open the blood brain barrier. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26432-brain-barrier-opened-for-first-time-to-treat-cancer.html#.VFppMiiZPZR What is the blood brain barrier and why is this important for glioblastoma patients, and is this truly a breakthrough? First, it should be noted that most blood vessels in the body