Exercise Associated with Longer Survival after Brain Cancer Diagnosis
People with brain cancer who are able to exercise live significantly longer than those who are sedentary, scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute report.
Advances in Brain and Other Central Nervous System Cancers
The National Cancer Institute has published Cancer Advances In Focus: Brain and Other Central Nervous System Cancers, a fact sheet collection designed to highlight the remarkable progress made in cancer research, treatment, supportive care, survivorship, screening, prevention, and genetics since the National Cancer Act was signed into law in 1971.
by Jeffrey Bruce, MD
Clever ideas for combating brain tumors once considered fantasy are now becoming reality. With recent advances by clinicians and researchers, the prospect for new and better treatments for brain tumors has never been greater.
Addition of Chemotherapy to Radiotherapy Continues to Increase Survival in People with Brain Tumors
In this study, Roger Stupp and colleagues report the five-year outcomes of those involved in the original EORTC-NCIC trial. The authors also examined whether clinical factors and the molecular profile of the tumors would identify people with particularly good survival or response to chemotherapy.
General Information About Adult Brain Tumors
An adult brain tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain. There are many types of brain and spinal cord tumors. The tumors are formed by the abnormal growth of cells and may begin in different parts of the brain or spinal cord. Together, the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS).
Brain Tumor Treatment Overview
Different types of treatment are available for patients with adult brain tumors. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials.