Sen. John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

On Wednesday, it was announced that Senator John McCain of Arizona has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer called glioblastoma. Last week, McCain underwent surgery to remove what was believed to be a blood clot in his brain behind ...

More Cancers Linked to Weight

Obesity rates have more than doubled worldwide since 1980, according to the World Health Organization, to more than 600 million adults. For years, research has shown that people who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for heart disease, di...

Those With Obesity More Likely to Develop Common Brain Tumor

Obesity may increase the risk of the meningioma brain tumor by more than 50 percent, according a study from the University of Regensburg in Germany. For their study, researchers did a meta-analysis of 13 previous studies involving 6,000 people with b...

How to Pick the Right Oncologist

Do you have the right oncologist? Check this list of 10 tips to make sure yours matches up with the health professional you really need.
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Long term mobile phone use may raise brain cancer risk

Here’s the latest development in the debate over whether extensive cell phone use can lead to brain cancer. A study published in the journal Pathophysiology reports that a team of Swedish researchers found that after 25 years of cell phone use, the r...

Stem cells loaded with herpes fight brain tumors

A new study has found that applying herpes-loaded stem cells to brain tumors may be an effective method for improving survival rates. Previous studies have tested the effects of herpes viruses on tumors, but researchers continually ran into the probl...

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