Posts Tagged: brain tumor

Understanding brain tumors

May brings Brain Tumor Awareness Month, a time of reflection, education and support for the brain tumor community. Brain tumors can affect all ages, genders and ethnicities, and over 700,000 Americans are currently living with a brain tumor. What are brain tumors? A tumor is a growing mass of abnormal cells. Primary brain tumors begin…
Read more »

McCain glioblastoma “bleak, but not hopeless”

Sen. John McCain’s  diagnosis is bleak, but not hopeless, because of a recent development known as personalized medicine. Personalized medicine holds the key to the tests that pathologists will be conducting this week and beyond. While glioblastoma tumors appear identical under the microscope, genetics determine a patient’s course of treatment.   Personalized medicine today allows for…
Read more »