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Arizona Senator John McCain dead after battle with brain cancer

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2008, died on Saturday at age 81, according to a statement from his office.

Nanoparticles can help battle brain cancer

Researchers have come up with a new drug-delivering nanoparticle which may provide a more effective means to treat the brain cancer glioblastoma. The particles are equipped to transport two different drugs.

Protective effects of olive oil in relation to brain cancer

Olive oil has a reputation as being one of the more ‘healthier’ fats, leading to medical attention paid to the so-called Mediterranean diet. A new meta-review has considered the evidence of an oil-oil rich diet in relation to protection from brain can

Brain cancer gene culprit detected

Research into a type of brain cancer has identified a gene that plays a role in helping a tumor to survive radiation treatment and even to expand.

Using ultrasound to tackle brain tumors

To help tackle brain tumors, researchers have designed an ultrasound implant that allows more chemotherapy meds to reach the cancerous site. This could lead to a breakthrough in tackling aggressive types of brain cancer.

Using DNA to cure brain cancer

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists have examined the way an enzyme fixes DNA as the basis for developing a technique for fighting brain cancer.

Gene therapy destroys brain cancer in new study

Technologists have developed a nanoparticle transport system for gene delivery. The system can wipe out brain gliomas, which cause a deadly form of cancer.

David Cook raises over $1 million for Race for Hope

Washington, D. C. - As of May 3, American Idol winner David Cook and his team raised over $1 million (over a six-year period), at the 18th annual "Race for Hope" in Washington, D.C.

Marijuana helps to reduce glioma cancer

London - Researchers have successfully shrunk one of the most aggressive adult brain cancers by combining cannabinoids with radiotherapy.

One of the most aggressive brain cancers shrunk by cannabis

Shrinking brain tumors with two of marijuana’s key ingredients — tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol — has proven successful, according to the result of a new study.

Protein may be key to treating Parkinson's, brain cancer

Chapel Hill - Researchers have found that a protein present in the brain helps neurons and brain cancer cells avoid cell death, a discovery scientists hope will lead to better treatments for not only brain cancer, but for Parkinson’s Disease as well.

Cancer patient's brain cells offer clues on how cancer spreads

Exactly what triggers cancer cells to spread throughout the body remains a mystery. However, a study of the brain of a patient with brain cancer offer some clues.

Fighting cancer with viruses

Certain types of cancer can be attacked by certain viruses. These viruses are harmless to people. Scientists hope that the attack mechanism can be used for the treatment of brain cancer.

American Idol winner David Cook to play shows in New York

New York fans of American Idol season 7 winner David Cook are in for a real treat. The rock singer-songwriter is expected to play two shows in the New York area this month.

David Cook to go 'Over the Edge' to raise money for brain cancer

San Diego - American Idol winner David Cook recently announced on his official website that he decided to go "Over the Edge for Brain Cancer."

'Mary Tyler Moore' icon Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer

Beloved for her role as upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and her own spinoff, "Rhoda," Valerie Harper has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer with as little as three months to live.

Calgary man accused of faking cancer arrested in B.C.

Calgary - One week after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Kristopher Cook, 28, was taken into custody in Victoria after allegedly faking cancer in order to collect money.

Did director Tony Scott have brain cancer?

Los Angeles - When director Tony Scott jumped from a bridge Sunday in Los Angeles, many questioned what could have lead to his suicide. The answer came on Monday; Mr. Scott had inoperable brain cancer -- or did he? His family says he did not.

Jessica Joy Rees, 12, dies of brain cancer after 10-month fight

Jessica Joy Rees died on Thursday after a 10-month struggle with brain cancer. Her parents said on her Facebook page: "We have prayed and prayed and prayed for sweet Jessie to be healed here on earth but God's plan was to use heaven for healing."

Meagan's Walk for cancer on Mother's Day in Toronto

Toronto - In 2001 little Meagan Bebenek died just weeks after her 5th birthday. Today her life is celebrated every Mother's Day as people take part in Meagan's Walk-Creating a Circle of Hope.

Op-Ed: Ruta 6 for brain cancer - a scientific paper proving homoeopathy?

After the broadcast by CBC Marketplace, the debate regarding the efficacy of homoeopathy goes on. In a comment, a reader posted a scientific paper that is purported to show that homoeopathy cures brain cancer. Let's have a look.

Anne Feeley to bike across the USA for brain cancer research

Anne Feeley,55, beat brain cancer, now she wants to raise money and awareness for brain cancer research and support by pedaling across the United States.

Allan King, Canadian filmmaker dies at age 79

Allan King, director of Warrendale and Dying at Grace died in Toronto on Monday. He had been suffering from brain cancer.

American Idol David Cook's Brother Loses Battle With Brain Cancer

American Idol season seven winner David Cook's brother Adam passed away after a long battle with brain cancer on Sunday morning in Terre Haute, Indiana.

‘The Terminator’: Testing on Humans to Begin for New Brain Cancer Drug

Canadian researchers working on a promising new brain cancer drug are about to start testing it on human subjects. Dubbed ‘the Terminator’ the drug was found to shrink cancer tumours in the brains of lab-rats.

Cell phones unlikely to cause brain cancer: study

The widely discussed negative effect of cellphone use that it causes glioma ,a more common type of brain cancer has been proved wrong despite cell phone is used regularly.

Ten year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer inspires others

It's been two years since Ben Goldman was diagnosed with brain cancer and since then he has been a source of inspiration for almost everyone he meets.

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