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Pediatric Medulloblastoma Brain Tumors ~ Stuff We Need To Know

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Research News



 The St. Jude researchers demonstrated that the Brca2 gene plays a dual role in the

 developing nervous system, eliminating errors in the DNA of newly made copies of

 chromosomes and suppressing the onset of the brain cancer medulloblastoma.



Feasibility of Four Consecutive High-Dose Chemotherapy

Cycles With Stem-Cell Rescue for Patients With Newly

Diagnosed Medulloblastoma or Supratentorial Primitive

Neuroectodermal Tumor After Craniospinal Radiotherapy:

Results of a Collaborative Study



Vaccine May Double Survival In Patients With Deadly Brain Tumors

Jun. 3, 2008 — A vaccine aimed at inducing immunity to the most common and deadly type of brain tumor may stave off recurrence and more than double survival in patients, according to a new study led by researchers in Duke's Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center.



Unraveling Brain Tumors
Molecular Biologists Devise Strategy To Starve Brain Tumors

September 1, 2007 — Brain tumor researchers have found that brain tumors arise from cancer stem cells living within tiny protective areas formed by blood vessels in the brain. Killing those cells is a promising strategy to eliminate tumors and prevents them from re-growing. The researchers have found that drugs that block new blood vessel formation can destroy the protected areas and stop cancer from developing.







Herbal Therapy for Brain Cancer

Phase II Randomized Study of Adjuvant Boswellia Serrata and Standard Treatment Versus Standard Treatment Alone in Patients with Newly Diagnosed or Recurrent High-Grade Gliomas (CASE-CCF-7348). See the protocol summary at http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/CASE-CCF-7348.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Glen Stevens, Cleveland Clinic Foundation



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        Information for Survivors of Childhood cancer



        American Brain Tumor Association

        The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of

        brain tumor patients and their families.       



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  • Magic Water Project ~ A group of parents with a mission of saving lives of our kids diagnosed with neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma. 

What is going to make the founders of Google say, "Wow, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have education and African diseases covered on the philanthropy front, and look, these kids with Neuroblastoma are given the same chemo they were giving them fifteen years ago. That's criminal. We could give them a much better quality of life and save thousands of lives if we give $100 million to pediatric cancer research." What is going to make Paris Hilton say, "Gee, jail has made me a better person. Instead of buying ten $5,000 hand bags this year, I'm going to give $50,000 to pediatric cancer. " What will make ordinary people write /call/email their congressman and tell them to pass the damn Conquer Childhood Cancer Act ? Will it be ugly statistics like those below?


  • Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer in children.
  • Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in the US and it kills more children per year than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma and AIDS combined.
  • There are 15 children diagnosed with cancer for every one child diagnosed with pediatric AIDS. Yet, the U.S. invests approximately $595,000 for research per victim of pediatric AIDS and only $20,000 for each victim of childhood cancer.
  • The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%, and all 12 major groups of pediatric cancers combined received less than 3%.
  • The American Cancer Society spends less than 70 cents of each 100 dollars raised on childhood cancer.


  • Brian's Buddies ~

    “JoAnne Szwarc and Elizabeth Cooper started their blanket ministry (ConnieJo’s Comforts) years ago in memory of their friends Connie and Joanne and they have sent out over 3,000 blankets to cancer patients all over the US and Canada.  Each blanket is made with love and sent free of charge to those with cancer.  That is how we met, they made a blanket for Brian.  Before Brian became an angel, they came up with the idea for Brian’s Buddies.  Brian gave them the “thumbs up” to start this new ministry.  In June 2006, the Brian’s Buddies were underway.  They sell for $20.00 each and $10.00 from EVERY sale goes to the Prayers From Maria Foundation to support research for Pediatric Brain Tumors. So far, more than $4,000 has been given to brain tumor research through the Brain Tumor Foundation and now Prayers from Maria.  Plus, the ladies will send Buddies to any child they hear of with a brain tumor, or other cancer. For more info or to order a Brian’s Buddy you can put JoAnne’s cell # (that’s the number that is on the BB card) 330-715-6324.”





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