Nearly 14,000 die each year of brain cancer, but researchers are aiming to change that
June 2, 2015
| By Bill Briggs and Dr. Sabrina Richards
The family of Joseph “Beau” Biden III, son of Vice President Joe Biden, has not yet revealed the specific type of brain cancer that killed the 46-year-old father and Iraq veteran on Saturday. Nearly 14,000 people die annually from brain cancer, but researchers at Fred Hutch are trying to change that.
Study suggests effective brain cancer therapies should focus on early similarities between tumors rather than differences
Aug. 11, 2014
| By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service
New brain cancer findings by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center fly in the face of personalized medicine, which tailors treatment to a tumor’s unique genetic or molecular profile. Instead, the study suggests that effective brain cancer therapies should target the similarities between tumors rather than their differences.
Fred Hutch’s Dr. Eric Holland collaborates with Dana-Farber on promising mouse study
Feb. 6, 2014
| By Kristen Woodward
An altered radiation treatment schedule for the most common and lethal form of brain cancer has been shown to extend the survival period of mice with the disease, which suggests that some alteration in schedule may be able to do the same for human patients.