Leukaemia Drug May Help Treating Childhood Brain Cancer
‘Pink Drink’ Brain Cancer Treatment Rolled out in Memory of Baroness Tessa Jowell
Researchers describe a new use of leukaemia drug, nilotinib, to treat a subtype of medulloblastoma, a deadly paediatric brain cancer. According to a multi-institutional team led by researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego, medication used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia could be more effective at stopping […]
Scientists on Mission to Revolutionise Brain Tumour Research
A fluorescent “dye” or as it is more commonly known, a “pink drink”, which helps doctors target brain tumours is being rolled out across the NHS in memory of Tessa Jowell, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced. Whilst the treatment has been in use in a few NHS hospitals over the past decade, […]
Nutrition for Brain Tumour Patients
In January 2018, Baroness Tessa Jowell bravely stood up in the House of Lords and called for more funding and support for people with brain tumours. “For what would every cancer patient want?” she asked. “To know that the best, the latest science was being used – wherever in the world it was developed, whoever […]
Understanding Brain Tumours
Nutrition is very important for Children with Cancer, because the presence of the tumour as well as the treatments that they undergo play havoc with their immune systems as well as various other systems in their little bodies. Malnutrition Malnutrition describes the consequences of insufficient protein-energy intake. Malnutrition is an unspecific term used to define […]
What is Brain Cancer?
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 to the exact location of the tumor. Paediatric brain tumours are not the same as those in adults. Children’s brain tumours require specific research and different […]
What is the Expected Life Span of Childhood Brain Tumour 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 […]
Why do Some Children Develop Brain Tumours?
“What is my child’s prognosis?” This seemingly simple but critical question is often among the first that parents will ask their child’s oncologist after hearing that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Yet, while the question may be simple, answering it can be extremely complicated. In general terms, oncologists can provide statistics relating to […]
Dimas Lamp Running for Child Cancer Awareness
Any time a child is diagnosed with a brain tumour or, truth be told, any type of cancer, the most obvious question many parents ask is “Why? What caused my child to develop a brain tumour?” Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. Scientists now believe that the vast majority of brain tumours […]
New Hope for Fatal Childhood Brain Cancer (DIPG)?
Over the course of young Dimas Lamp’s nine years of life, he’s gone through some pretty tough times. Dimas was diagnosed with brain cancer on March 24th, 2017. Dimas had to undergo numerous MRIs, a spinal tap, x-rays, and two brain surgeries. Dimas was not about to let brain cancer get the better of him though, and […]
Brain tumours are hard to treat. But even this is a harrowing understatement for some forms of the disease. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is one such example. These rare brain tumours almost exclusively affect children, and they’re invariably fatal. “Almost all children with DIPG sadly die within a couple of years of diagnosis,” says […]