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Yale may be on to brain cancer treatment

Glioblastoma is a complex, deadly, and hard-to-treat brain cancer, but Yale School of Medicine researchers may have found the tumor’s Achilles heel. The researchers report in the Aug. 12 issue of the journal Science Signaling that targeting a protein crucial in the early development of the brain can block multiple signaling pathways implicated in glioblastoma […] [Read More]
Categories: brain cancer, cancer, health

Please take 4 minutes to be inspired by this adorable video

Morgan Platt, 10, of Avon, is handling more than most kids her age. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor in in 2011, but, instead of giving up, she’s decided to fight back — using one heck of a sweet, inspiring music video. During one of her medical appointments at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, she […] [Read More]
Categories: brain cancer, General, health

Yale study sees link between tumors and dental x-rays

People who received frequent dental X-rays in the past, before dosages were lowered, have an increased risk of developing a meningioma, the most common and potentially debilitating type of non-cancerous brain tumor, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The study is published online in Cancer, a journal of […] [Read More]

Happy Great American Smokeout day!

Today is the Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society-sponsored event that encourages all smokers to kick their habit and aim for better health. You can read a story linked to the smokeout (about a possible anti-smoking vaccine in the works) in today’s Connecticut Post (or by clicking here). Also, here are a few no-so-fun […] [Read More]