Brain Tumor 101 “Understanding Brain Tumors”

BrainCancer.org presents our 1st video in our Brain Tumors 101 series, “Understanding Brain Tumors”. 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 the different types of brain tumors, ie. Primary and Metastatic, as well as the different […]

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Brain Tumor Gene and Familial Link with Gliomas in Family Members

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 […]

The Blood Brain Barrier and Treatment of Brain Tumors

  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 […]