Understanding Brain Tumours

“Understanding Brain Tumours”Timothy Cloughesy, MD – University of California, Los Angeles Original Webcast: September 27, 2012 A full transcript of the Webinar can be accessed HERE  Some Quick Facts About Brain Cancer Brain tumors are often difficult to diagnose because their signs and symptoms may mimic those of other disorders. Symptoms will also vary according […]

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What is Brain Cancer?

The human brain is a very complex organ, so much so that not even Medical Doctors really know everything about it yet, and for the everyday parent whose child has just been diagnosed with one or other form of brain cancer, the sudden influx of medical terminology can be completely intimidating and overwhelming. We will […]

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Tipline Tuesday: Know the Glow ~ Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a type of childhood cancer that develops in the light-sensitive lining of the eye, called the retina. The White Eye Detector or CRADLE (ComputeR Assisted Detector of LEukoria) cellphone app helps parents detect the appearance of white eye in pictures of their children. A white pupil can be a normal photographic effect in […]

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AR App Helping Child Cancer Patients Cope with Anxiety

The Paediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s app is bringing imaginary friends to life in hospitals and cancer treatment centers. A three-eared rabbit stands on Bridgette Czarnecki’s hospital bed. He playfully wiggles his ear and adjusts his yellow bow tie. “You’re stronger than you know,” he tells the 8-year-old. “I wish I was that strong.” A flying […]

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London Mayor Bans Junk Food Advertising on Public Transport

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London confirmed, has confirmed that junk food advertising will be banned on public transport in London from February 2019. The ban will cover all advertisements for food and non-alcoholic drinks high in fat, salt and/or sugar. It will cover the entire Transport for London (TfL) network, including London Underground, Overground […]

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How Self-Hypnosis Relieves Pain & Depression in Cancer Patients

If you haven’t heard of Dr. David Spiegel, let us introduce him… He’s the Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, in addition to the Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. During his 40 years of clinical research, he’s […]

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World Health Organization’s New Global Childhood Cancer Initiative MOST Welcome

Childhood Cancer is a global scourge! There is, however one MASSIVE difference – In rich countries, 80% of children with diseases like Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia(ALL) survive. In many poor countries, 80% die. While high-income countries such as the USA and Britain have made tremendous strides against A.L.L. and other similar childhood cancers, those gains have not […]

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