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There are two main types of brain cancer. Primary brain cancer starts in the brain. Metastatic brain cancer starts somewhere else in the body and moves to the brain. Brain tumors can be benign, with no cancer cells, or malignant, with cancer cells that grow quickly. Also called glioma, meningioma.
New solution to stop spread of brain cancer

New solution to stop spread of brain cancer

Shortage of specific gene 'silencing' molecules linked with pediatric low-grade gliomas

Shortage of specific gene 'silencing' molecules linked with pediatric low-grade gliomas

Scientists solve 125-year-old mystery of the brain, uncover potential treatment for epilepsy

Scientists solve 125-year-old mystery of the brain, uncover potential treatment for epilepsy

Researchers find new tiny molecule that is capable of killing medulloblastoma

Researchers find new tiny molecule that is capable of killing medulloblastoma

Promising new glioblastoma treatment could improve and extend patients' lives

Promising new glioblastoma treatment could improve and extend patients' lives

Fluorescent marker helps surgeons to distinguish aggressive cancer cells from other cells

Fluorescent marker helps surgeons to distinguish aggressive cancer cells from other cells

Special chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink to help neurosurgeons operate

Special chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink to help neurosurgeons operate

Study offers new hope to patients with rare brain cancer

Study offers new hope to patients with rare brain cancer

Scientists identify more aggressive chemotherapy treatment for childhood brain cancer

Scientists identify more aggressive chemotherapy treatment for childhood brain cancer

New Penn Medicine Center offers hope in the fight against glioblastoma

New Penn Medicine Center offers hope in the fight against glioblastoma

Bigger brains linked to greater risk of developing tumors

Bigger brains linked to greater risk of developing tumors

Head and neck cancer survivors more likely to commit suicide

Head and neck cancer survivors more likely to commit suicide

Hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy better preserves patients' cognitive function

Hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy better preserves patients' cognitive function

URMC researchers discover new approach to deliver therapeutics to the brain

URMC researchers discover new approach to deliver therapeutics to the brain

Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly

Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly

Research holds promise for treatment of pediatric brain cancer

Research holds promise for treatment of pediatric brain cancer

Olfactory cells could act as 'Trojan horse,' delivering anticancer therapy to dangerous brain tumors

Olfactory cells could act as 'Trojan horse,' delivering anticancer therapy to dangerous brain tumors

VRK1 protein may enable cancer cells to colonize new areas of the body during metastasis

VRK1 protein may enable cancer cells to colonize new areas of the body during metastasis

Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer

Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer

TGen and PNOC take part in launch of NIH-supported Kids First Data Resource Portal

TGen and PNOC take part in launch of NIH-supported Kids First Data Resource Portal