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News24.com | ‘He’s at the prime of his life’

An 18-year-old Cape Town teenager has been diagnosed with pineoblastoma, a rare brain tumour. His mom Vanessa Nel is on a mission to nurture her son back to health, despite surgeons saying the outcome is inevitable. Local non-profitable charity Arms of Mercy has come to the family’s aid to assist where possible."To…
bubmag
August 20, 2022
Blastoma

Researchers identify Achilles’ heel in neuroblastoma | Mirage News

Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that develops from neural cells on the adrenal glands, accounts for 15% of childhood cancer deaths. Almost half of children with high-risk neuroblastoma harbor extra copies of the gene MYCN (MYCN amplified), the primary driver of neuroblastoma and its resistance to therapy. “Treating neuroblastoma by directly…
bubmag
August 16, 2022
Blastoma

Nicole Hazen, wife of Arizona Diamondbacks GM, dies at 45

Nicole Hazen, the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen, has died from complications due to glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. She was 45. She was diagnosed with cancer more than two years ago. The family has four sons, Charlie, John, Teddy and Sam. The team sent a…
bubmag
August 5, 2022
Blastoma

Early, encouraging data for glioblastoma treatment reported at ASCO

Glioblastoma (histology slide). Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 All of the newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme patients enrolled in a Phase 1 clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have exceeded both their median and expected progression-free survivals. Two patients, to date, have exceeded their expected overall survival. Glioblastoma multiforme…
bubmag
June 11, 2022