General Info About Brain Tumor
Brain is one of the largest and complex organs in the human body and weighs about 1.3 Kgs. Neurons and glial cells are the basic units that make up the brain. There are about 40 billion nerve cells, known as neurons, in the brain. Brain controls our body, receives, analyzes and stores information. It produces electrical signals, which, together with chemical reactions, helps in the communication of the different parts of the body. The brain has three main parts: the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brain stem (medulla).
Blood vessels (arteries, capillaries, and veins) supply the brain with oxygen and nourishment, and remove waste products. The cranium (the top of the skull) surrounds and protects the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, watery liquid that surrounds the brain and cushions it from jolts.
The neurons in the brain divide rapidly till about 7 years of age. Further development is by the existing cells making increasingly elaborate connections with each other. When this control is lost in a single cell, then it starts dividing in an uncontrolled manner. As the cell makes more and more copies of itself, it grows to form a tumor. A brain cancer can arise from any of the cells, which makes up the brain.
What is New in Brain Tumor?
1. Targeted Molecular Therapy May Help Treat Pediatric Brain CancersThe targeted molecular therapy - 6-thio-2'deoxyguanosine (6-thio-dG) was able to effectively treat two forms of untreatable cancers in children, finds a new study. The targeted molecular therapy crossed the body's protective blood-brain barrier causing extensive DNA damage in cancer cells and stopping or slowing two untreatable types of pediatric brain cancer. Read More..
Brain Tumor - References
Latest Publications and Research on Brain TumorRadiosurgery for Epidermoid Tumors: Dramatic Pain Relief from Trigeminal Neuralgia. - Published by PubMed
Selective interstitial doxorubicin for recurrent glioblastoma. - Published by PubMed
A rare case of brain metastasis from poorly differentiated small bowel adenocarcinoma. - Published by PubMed
A rare presentation of a pediatric neurenteric cyst as an intra-axial pontine lesion: A case report with a 5-year follow-up. - Published by PubMed
Brain and bone marrow metastases from rectal cancer. - Published by PubMed