BrainCancer.org Presents the Video Series “Brain Tumors 101”

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 […]

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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 […]