Brain Tumor, Adult

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Brain Tumor, Adult

Brain Tumor, Adult is a harmful or harmless abnormal cell growth in the brain that develops during adulthood. Harmful tumors can disrupt brain function and can spread to the rest of the body if not diagnosed early. The nervous system is responsible for regulating many functions in the body and helping us carry out actions. Tumor to the brain would result in severe problems performing many different tasks, ranging from reasoning to walking. Tumors can grow at any stage of life. A doctor may suspect a brain tumor based on a history of headaches, movement problems, or other issues related to thinking, or cognition. Doctors are usually able to diagnose this brain tumors using imaging studies such as MRIs. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Doctors may suggest chemotherapy or surgery to treat brain tumors.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Brain Tumor, Adult" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Our Mission: to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. We are focused on speeding the pace of research that will lead to new brain tumor therapies and, ultimately, a cure. We take an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector. We have an enterprising attitude, we promote scientific collaboration and we're committed to measurable results.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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American Brain Tumor Association

The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis. We do this through interactions and engagements with brain tumor patients and their families, collaborations with allied groups and organizations, and the funding of brain tumor research.

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2013

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National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels. It’s time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Pituitary Network Association

To support, pursue, encourage, promote, and, where possible, fund research on pituitary disorders in a sustained and full-time effort to find a cure for these illnesses. The PNA will disseminate information helpful to the medical community, the public, and to pituitary patients and their families on matters regarding early detection, symptoms, treatments and resources available to patients with pituitary disease.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Brain Tumor, Adult" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

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Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Our Mission: to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. We are focused on speeding the pace of research that will lead to new brain tumor therapies and, ultimately, a cure. We take an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector. We have an enterprising attitude, we promote scientific collaboration and we're committed to measurable results.

http://www.abc2.org

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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American Brain Tumor Association

The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis. We do this through interactions and engagements with brain tumor patients and their families, collaborations with allied groups and organizations, and the funding of brain tumor research.

http://www.abta.org/

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2013

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National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels. It’s time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

http://braintumor.org/

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Pituitary Network Association

To support, pursue, encourage, promote, and, where possible, fund research on pituitary disorders in a sustained and full-time effort to find a cure for these illnesses. The PNA will disseminate information helpful to the medical community, the public, and to pituitary patients and their families on matters regarding early detection, symptoms, treatments and resources available to patients with pituitary disease.

http://www.pituitary.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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General Resources

About Brain Tumors

A brain tumor primer for patients and caregivers.

Updated 21 Mar 2013

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Viral Therapy in Treating Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Brain Tumor; Adult Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Adult Glioblastoma; Adult Gliosarcoma; Recurrent Adult Brain Tumor

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2014

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NovoTTF-100A With Bevacizumab (Avastin) in Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Adult Glioblastoma; Adult Gliosarcoma; Recurrent Adult Brain Tumor

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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Romidepsin in Treating Patients With Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, or Solid Tumors With Liver Dysfunction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Adult Anaplastic Ependymoma; Adult Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Adult Brain Stem Glioma; Adult Ependymoblastoma; Adult Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Adult Glioblastoma; Adult Gliosarcoma; Adult Mixed Glioma; Adult Nasal Type Extranodal NK/T-Cell Lymphoma; Adult Pineal Gland Astrocytoma; Adult Solid Neoplasm; AIDS Related Immunoblastic Lymphoma; AIDS-Related Burkitt Lymphoma; AIDS-Related Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; AIDS-Related Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; AIDS-Related Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; AIDS-Related Hodgkin Lymphoma; AIDS-Related Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; AIDS-Related Lymphoma; AIDS-Related Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma; Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma; Cutaneous B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Carcinoma; Extra-Adrenal Paraganglioma; Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma of Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue; Gastrin-Producing Neuroendocrine Tumor; Hepatic Complication; Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma; Intraocular Lymphoma; Lung Carcinoid Tumor; Lymphomatous Involvement of Non-Cutaneous Extranodal Site; Male Breast Carcinoma; Mature T-Cell and NK-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Metastatic Adrenal Gland Pheochromocytoma; Metastatic Digestive System Neuroendocrine Tumor G1; Nasal Cavity Inverted Papilloma; Nodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Olfactory Neuroblastoma; Pancreatic Glucagonoma; Pancreatic Insulinoma; Pancreatic Polypeptide Tumor; Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Gland Carcinoma; Recurrent Adrenal Gland Pheochromocytoma; Recurrent Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Recurrent Adult Brain Neoplasm; Recurrent Adult Burkitt Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis; Recurrent Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Immunoblastic Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Recurrent Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma; Recurrent Bladder Carcinoma; Recurrent Breast Carcinoma; Recurrent Colon Carcinoma; Recurrent Cutaneous T-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Digestive System Neuroendocrine Tumor G1; Recurrent Grade 1 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 2 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 3 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Inverted Schneiderian Papilloma; Recurrent Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Laryngeal Verrucous Carcinoma; Recurrent Lip and Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Lip Basal Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Recurrent Melanoma; Recurrent Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Neck With Occult Primary; Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides and Sezary Syndrome; Recurrent Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Nasal Type NK/T-Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Keratinizing Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma; Recurrent Olfactory Neuroblastoma; Recurrent Oral Cavity Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma; Recurrent Oral Cavity Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma; Recurrent Oral Cavity Verrucous Carcinoma; Recurrent Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Oropharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Recurrent Pancreatic Carcinoma; Recurrent Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma; Recurrent Prostate Carcinoma; Recurrent Rectal Carcinoma; Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Salivary Gland Carcinoma; Recurrent Small Cell Lung Carcinoma; Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Recurrent Thyroid Gland Carcinoma; Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Refractory Hairy Cell Leukemia; Regional Adrenal Gland Pheochromocytoma; Regional Digestive System Neuroendocrine Tumor G1; Small Intestinal Lymphoma; Somatostatin-Producing Neuroendocrine Tumor; Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastatic in the Neck With Occult Primary; Stage III Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage III Bladder Cancer; Stage III Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage III Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage III Laryngeal Verrucous Carcinoma; Stage III Lip and Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage III Lip Basal Cell Carcinoma; Stage III Major Salivary Gland Carcinoma; Stage III Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Stage III Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage III Nasal Type NK/T-Cell Lymphoma; Stage III Nasopharyngeal Keratinizing Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage III Nasopharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Stage III Oral Cavity Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma; Stage III Oral Cavity Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma; Stage III Oral Cavity Verrucous Carcinoma; Stage III Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage III Oropharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Stage III Pancreatic Cancer; Stage III Prostate Cancer; Stage III Renal Cell Cancer; Stage III Thyroid Gland Follicular Carcinoma; Stage III Thyroid Gland Papillary Carcinoma; Stage IIIA Breast Cancer; Stage IIIA Colon Cancer; Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IIIA Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIA Skin Melanoma; Stage IIIB Breast Cancer; Stage IIIB Colon Cancer; Stage IIIB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIB Skin Melanoma; Stage IIIC Breast Cancer; Stage IIIC Colon Cancer; Stage IIIC Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIC Skin Melanoma; Stage IV Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage IV Bladder Cancer; Stage IV Breast Cancer; Stage IV Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IV Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Stage IV Nasal Type NK/T-Cell Lymphoma; Stage IV Nasopharyngeal Keratinizing Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IV Nasopharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer; Stage IV Prostate Cancer; Stage IV Renal Cell Cancer; Stage IV Skin Melanoma; Stage IVA Basal Cell Lip Carcinoma; Stage IVA Colon Cancer; Stage IVA Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVA Laryngeal Verrucous Carcinoma; Stage IVA Lip and Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVA Major Salivary Gland Carcinoma; Stage IVA Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVA Oral Cavity Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma; Stage IVA Oral Cavity Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma; Stage IVA Oral Cavity Verrucous Carcinoma; Stage IVA Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVA Oropharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Stage IVA Rectal Cancer; Stage IVA Thyroid Gland Follicular Carcinoma; Stage IVA Thyroid Gland Papillary Carcinoma; Stage IVB Basal Cell Lip Carcinoma; Stage IVB Colon Cancer; Stage IVB Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVB Laryngeal Verrucous Carcinoma; Stage IVB Lip and Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVB Major Salivary Gland Carcinoma; Stage IVB Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVB Oral Cavity Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma; Stage IVB Oral Cavity Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma; Stage IVB Oral Cavity Verrucous Carcinoma; Stage IVB Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVB Oropharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Stage IVB Rectal Cancer; Stage IVB Thyroid Gland Follicular Carcinoma; Stage IVB Thyroid Gland Papillary Carcinoma; Stage IVC Basal Cell Lip Carcinoma; Stage IVC Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVC Laryngeal Verrucous Carcinoma; Stage IVC Lip and Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVC Major Salivary Gland Carcinoma; Stage IVC Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVC Oral Cavity Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma; Stage IVC Oral Cavity Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma; Stage IVC Oral Cavity Verrucous Carcinoma; Stage IVC Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IVC Oropharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Stage IVC Thyroid Gland Follicular Carcinoma; Stage IVC Thyroid Gland Papillary Carcinoma; T-Cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia; Testicular Lymphoma; Thyroid Gland Medullary Carcinoma; Thyroid Gland Undifferentiated (Anaplastic) Carcinoma; Tongue Carcinoma; Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2015

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