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Doctor: Those With McCain's Cancer Live 16 to 18 Months

'Cancer doesn't know what it's up against,' Obama says

(Newser) - Lawmakers from both parties say they're deeply saddened by the news that Sen. John McCain has an aggressive form of brain cancer . McCain has glioblastoma, a type of tumor that Michael Berens at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix has studied for 30 years. He tells the Arizona ... More »

John McCain Has Aggressive Type of Brain Tumor

Diagnosis was revealed Wednesday

(Newser) - Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said in a statement Wednesday. The 80-year-old lawmaker has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye last Friday. "... More »

Woman's Abrupt Hyper-Religiosity Has Medical Cause

Patient already believed in God, so it wasn't a 'case of religious conversion'

(Newser) - Her friends and family felt something was wrong: The Spanish woman went from simply believing in God to believing she was seeing and talking with the Virgin Mary. And that's not all. The 60-year-old abruptly shifted from being happy and positive to sad and withdrawn, reports Live Science . Suspecting... More »

In Final Concert, a Nation Bids Adieu to Dying Singer

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie has fast-moving brain tumor

(Newser) - The rock concert started with flag-waving fans breaking into a national anthem, "O Canada." The impromptu tribute by an emotional sold-out crowd that included Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began what was expected to be the final performance by the group known as Canada's Band and its lead... More »

Mom Fighting Brain Cancer Gives Birth to 'Miracle Baby'

Kim Vaillancourt delayed cancer treatment to save baby

(Newser) - The New York mother who found out, while pregnant, that she had aggressive brain cancer has given birth to her "miracle baby," reports the Buffalo News . Kim and Phil Vaillancourt had two children and had just adopted three more when Kim went to the hospital to get help... More »

Mom Won't Treat Brain Tumor Until She Gives Birth

'The baby saved me. Now it's my turn to save him': New York woman

(Newser) - For Kim Vaillancourt, pregnant while staving off aggressive rare brain cancer, it comes down to this: "The baby saved me. Now it's my turn to save him." Vaillancourt was diagnosed with glioblastoma—deadly and fast-growing tumors known to reappear within eight to 12 weeks—after going to... More »

How a Dying Young Woman Shed Light on Cryonics

Today, the procedure is crude and expensive

(Newser) - By the time Kim Suozzi died at the age of 23 in 2013, she'd already become something of an Internet sensation, having turned to Reddit to ask for money to have her brain cryogenically frozen. Now the New York Times is revisiting her story, filling in some details of... More »

Behind Kennedy Tumor Surgery: Rally of Top Experts

Senator is able to summon leading experts to advise on his case

(Newser) - After his brain cancer diagnosis, Ted Kennedy wielded extraordinary clout to convene a  panel of more than a dozen top experts from around the country for a conference—with some doctors flying to Boston and some on the phone—that changed the course of his treatment. Kennedy opted for surgery... More »

Fungus Drug Zaps Cancer in Study

New drug starves tumors of blood

(Newser) - A powerful new cancer drug has been developed from a fungus discovered by accident, Reuters reports. The drug, called lodamin, is dramatically effective against a range of cancers and works by starving tumors of blood, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Mice infected with cancer... More »

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