Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76
Wes Craven, the famed maestro of horror known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76. Craven, whose iconic Freddy Krueger charac...
Tenor performs Schubert during brain tumor surgery (VIDEO)
An opera singer from Slovenia was performing Schubert while undergoing a brain cancer surgery in a Dutch clinic, later posting the video from the operating room online.
Mom Catches 2-Year-Old’s Eye Cancer By Snapping Photo
Julie Fitzgerald had been worried about strange spots on her 2-year-old's eye, but she initially brushed them off. But then she saw viral story on Facebook about how a white glow that appeared someone...
Scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time
ROANOKE, Va., April 10, 2015 – Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time. Publis...
Brain tumor
A brain tumor or intracranial neoplasm occurs when abnormal cells form within the brain. There are two main types of tumors: malignant or cancerous tumors and benign tumors. Cancerous tumors can be d...
Brain tumor - Wikipedia
Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76
Wes Craven, the famed maestro of horror known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76. Craven, whose iconic Freddy Krueger charac...
Hemangiopericytoma
A hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a type of soft tissue sarcoma that originates in the pericytes in the walls of capillaries. When inside the nervous system, although not strictly a meningioma tumor, it i...
Hemangiopericytoma - Wikipedia
Brain stem glioma
A brainstem glioma is a cancerous glioma tumor in the brainstem.Around 75% are diagnosed in children and young adults under the age of twenty, but have been known to affect older adults as well. Brain...
Mom Catches 2-Year-Old’s Eye Cancer By Snapping Photo
Julie Fitzgerald had been worried about strange spots on her 2-year-old's eye, but she initially brushed them off. But then she saw viral story on Facebook about how a white glow that appeared someone...
Meningeal carcinomatosis
Meningeal carcinomatosis is a condition in which a solid tumor diffusely spreads to the leptomeninges. Lung tumors, breast tumors, and malignant melanoma comprise the majority of solid tumors spreadin...
Meningeal carcinomatosis - Wikipedia
Neutron capture therapy of cancer
Neutron capture therapy (NCT) is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for treating locally invasive malignant tumors such as primary brain tumors and recurrent head and neck cancer. It is a two step pro...
Neutron capture therapy of cancer - Wikipedia
Large-cell neuroendocrine cancer
Large-cell neuroendocrine cancer refers to the large-cell type of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) that arise from cells of the endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems. They can be benign or malignant, a...
Optic nerve glioma
Optic nerve glioma (or optic glioma), a form of glioma which affects the optic nerve, is often one of the central nervous system manifestations of Neurofibromatosis 1. Optic gliomas are usually pilocy...
Optic nerve glioma - Wikipedia
Vestibular schwannoma
A vestibular schwannoma is a benign primary intracranial tumor of the myelin-forming cells of the vestibulocochlear nerve (8th cranial nerve). A type of schwannoma, this tumor arises from the Schwann...
Vestibular schwannoma - Wikipedia
Malignant meningioma
Malignant meningioma is a rare, fast-growing tumor that forms in one of the inner layers of the meninges (thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). Malignant meningioma ...
Craniopharyngioma
Craniopharyngioma is a type of brain tumor derived from pituitary gland embryonic tissue, that occurs most commonly in children but also in men and women in their 50s and 60s. Patients may present ...
Craniopharyngioma - Wikipedia
Schwannoma
A schwannoma (also known as an "neurilemoma," "neuroma," "neurolemoma," and "Schwann cell tumor") is a benign nerve sheath tumor composed of Schwann cells, which normally produce the insulating myelin...
Schwannoma - Wikipedia
Tuber cinereum hamartoma
Tuber cinereum hamartoma (also known as hypothalamic hamartoma) is a non cancerous tumor in which a disorganized collection of neurons and glia accumulate at the tuber cinereum of the hypothalamus on ...
Tuber cinereum hamartoma - Wikipedia
Ganglioneuroma
Ganglioneuroma is a rare and benign tumor of the autonomic nerve fibers arising from neural crest sympathogonia, which are completely undifferentiated cells of the sympathetic nervous system. However,...
Ganglioneuroma - Wikipedia
Neoplastic meningitis
Neoplastic or malignant meningitis, also called meningitis carcinomatosa and leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, is the development of meningitis due to infiltration of the subarachnoid space by cancerous ...
Retinoblastoma
Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a rare, rapidly developing cancer that develops from the immature cells of a retina, the light-detecting tissue of the eye. It is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in ...
Retinoblastoma - Wikipedia
Neuroendocrine tumor
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are neoplasms that arise from cells of the endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems. Many are benign, while some are malignant. They most commonly occur in the intestine, ...
Neuroendocrine tumor - Wikipedia
Astroblastoma
Astroblastoma is a rare glial tumor derived from the astroblast, a type of cell that closely resembles spongioblastoma and astrocytes. Astroblastoma cells are most likely found in the supratentorial r...
Astroblastoma - Wikipedia
Neurofibroma
A neurofibroma is a benign nerve sheath tumor in the peripheral nervous system. Usually found in individuals with neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), an autosomal dominant genetically inherited disease, t...
Neurofibroma - Wikipedia
Pleomorphic anaplastic neuroblastoma
Pleomorphic anaplastic neroblastoma (PAN) is a striking aspect of neuroblastoma first described by Cozzutto and Carbone in 1988. Another case was thereafter reported by Cowan, et al. with cytogenetic ...
Ganglioneuroblastoma
Ganglioneuroblastoma is a variant of neuroblastoma that is surrounded by ganglion cells.It can be difficult to diagnose.Nodular ganglioneuroblastoma can be divided by prognosis.
It is contained wi...
Carcinoid
Carcinoid (also carcinoid tumor) is a slow-growing type of neuroendocrine tumor originating in the cells of the neuroendocrine system. In some cases, metastasis may occur. Carcinoid tumors of the mi...
Carcinoid - Wikipedia