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Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

New study shows no increased risk of brain cancer from mobile phones

Using a mobile phone does not increase the risk of getting brain cancer, according to a new Japanese study published in the BJC today.

Faulty enzyme linked to certain brain tumours

US scientists have discovered that a faulty enzyme may contribute to the formation of some malignant brain tumours.

Protein from frogs' eggs could treat brain tumours

A protein found in frog eggs may provide the basis for a new treatment for brain tumours.

Early surgery for 'low-grade' brain tumours may result in longer survival

Early surgery for patients with slow-growing, low-grade glioma brain tumours may result in better survival than a wait-and-see approach.

New childhood brain cancer genes identified

Scientists have isolated three important genes involved in the development of a type of childhood brain cancer - reveals a study published in the BJC.

Diabetic drug protects against brain-radiation side effects

A widely-used diabetic drug could help prevent some of the side effects experienced by cancer patients receiving whole-brain radiation therapy.

New guidelines may speed up child brain tumour diagnosis

Birmingham Children's Hospital, Universities of Nottingham and Southampton have guidelines that should help doctors diagnose brain tumours in children

Cancer risk to children of having older parents

Older parents are at significantly increased risk of having a child with the most common form of leukaemia, Cancer Research UK reveals.

People fear cancer more than other serious illness

More than a third of people in the UK fear cancer more than other life-threatening conditions - such as Alzheimer's, stroke and heart disease according to a Cancer...

Information from brain tumour sacs may help to guide treatment

Tiny membrane-covered sacs which are released from brain tumour cells may provide information which could be used to guide treatment.