Brain Cancer

Common Name(s)

Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is when cancer cells divide rapidly in the brain tissue. These cells grow to form a tumor that interferes with important brain functions. These tumors can either be malignant or benign. Benign tumors are noncancerous, because they can only grow locally. While malignant tumors are cancerous, because they can spread to other areas. Cancer cells that develop from brain tissue are called primary brain tumors, while tumors that spread from other regions of the body are called metastatic brain tumors. Brain tumors can be further categorized by their increasing growth rate: Grade I Grade II, Grade III, or Grade IV. Some of the most common symptoms include headaches, nausea and vomiting, changes in ability to talk, see, or hear, and problems with walking, balancing, thinking or memory. Brain cancer is diagnosed by MRI, CT scan, and biopsy tests and often treated with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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

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

View Details
Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

View Details
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

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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

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

View Details
Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

View Details
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

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Brain Cancer" returned 664 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

NKTR-102 Efficacy versus irinotecan in a mouse model of brain metastases of breast cancer.
 

Author(s): Chris E Adkins, Mohamed I Nounou, Tanvirul Hye, Afroz S Mohammad, Tori Terrell-Hall, Neel K Mohan, Michael A Eldon, Ute Hoch, Paul R Lockman

Journal:

 

Brain metastases are an increasing problem in women with invasive breast cancer. Strategies designed to treat brain metastases of breast cancer, particularly chemotherapeutics such as irinotecan, demonstrate limited efficacy. Conventional irinotecan distributes poorly to brain metastases; ...

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2015

Go To URL
Temporal evolution of brain cancer incidence in the municipalities of Navarre and the Basque Country, Spain.
 

Author(s): María Dolores Ugarte, Aritz Adin, Tomás Goicoa, Itziar Casado, Eva Ardanaz, Nerea Larrañaga

Journal:

 

Brain cancer incidence rates in Spain are below the European's average. However, there are two regions in the north of the country, Navarre and the Basque Country, ranked among the European regions with the highest incidence rates for both males and females. Our objective here was ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2015

Go To URL
Management of brain metastasis with magnetic resonance imaging and stereotactic irradiation attenuated benefits of prophylactic cranial irradiation in patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer.
 

Author(s): Yuichi Ozawa, Minako Omae, Masato Fujii, Takashi Matsui, Masato Kato, Shinya Sagisaka, Kazuhiro Asada, Masato Karayama, Toshihiro Shirai, Kazumasa Yasuda, Yutaro Nakamura, Naoki Inui, Kazunari Yamada, Koshi Yokomura, Takafumi Suda

Journal:

 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enables a more sensitive detection of brain metastasis and stereotactic irradiation (SRI) efficiently controls brain metastasis. In limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC), prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in patients with good responses ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2015

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Brain Cancer" returned 89 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitors in brain metastases from ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer: hitting the target even in the CNS.
 

Author(s): Samuel J Klempner, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou

Journal: Chin Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun;4(2):20.

 

The paradigm shift occurring in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is encapsulated by the management of patients harboring oncogenic anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements. The unprecedented improvements in patient outcomes resulting from ALK-directed therapy have led to ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2015

Go To URL
Targeted Therapy for Brain Metastases in EGFR-Mutated and ALK-Rearranged Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
 

Author(s): Christina S Baik, Marc C Chamberlain, Laura Q Chow

Journal: J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Sep;10(9):1268-78.

 

Approximately half of all patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) develop brain metastases (BM) during the course of their disease, leading to significant challenges in treatment. Molecular targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors have proven effective for patients with activating ...

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2015

Go To URL
[Brain metastasis of endometrial cancer: report of a case and review of literature].
 

Author(s): Fadila Kouhen, Mohammed Afif, Mustapha El kabous, Fadoua Raiss, Naoual Benhmidou, Sanaa Majjaoui, Hanan Elkacemi, Tayeb Kebdani, Noureddine Benjaafar

Journal:

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in Genetics Home Reference.

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

1 Week Versus 6 Weeks of Levetiracetam in Surgical Brain Tumor Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain Neoplasms; Brain Cancer; Brain Tumors; Cancer of the Brain; Cancer of Brain; Seizure

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2016

Go to URL
Dendritic Cell Vaccine Therapy With In Situ Maturation in Pediatric Brain Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glioma; Brain Cancer; Brain Tumor; Glioblastoma Multiforme; High Grade Glioma

 

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2016

Go to URL
Reirradiation of Brain Tumors
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain Cancer

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2016

Go to URL