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May 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Scientists have genetically altered a common cold virus to destroy the most lethal type of brain tumor while not harming healthy tissue nearby. Researchers hope to begin studying it in people with the tumor, glioblastoma, next year. Tumors were implanted in the brains of mice and then injected with the altered virus. Untreated mice died in 19 days, but 60% of the treated mice were alive after four months. The research is reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
December 2, 1987 | United Press International
Barry Bingham Sr., former publisher and co-owner of the Louisville Courier-Journal, has been admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for treatment of a brain tumor, a family spokesman said Tuesday. Bingham, 81, flew to Boston on Monday for tests to determine if the tumor is malignant, said Gordon Davidson, an attorney and Bingham friend who speaks for the family.
September 5, 1988
People who undergo treatment for severe psoriasis are five times more likely to develop brain tumors than the general population, researchers reported last week. Psoriasis, a chronic skin disorder characterized by red, scaly patches, affects as many as 4 million Americans. The cause of the disease is unknown.
August 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Tass press agency disclosed today that cosmonaut Alexander Levchenko died of a brain tumor and confirmed that he had been in line to fly the Soviet space shuttle. The official news agency said the death of the 47-year-old test pilot was not connected with a seven-day spaceflight he made last December. Doctors operated on him after discovering the tumor but were unable to save his life, Tass said.
March 7, 1987
Jazz drummer Buddy Rich, whose accomplished technique put him at the top of the Big Band circuit with bands like Tommy Dorsey's, is at UCLA Medical Center with an inoperable brain tumor, his representatives said Friday. Rich, 69, is undergoing chemotherapy in an attempt to shrink the tumor, said booking agent Bill Monott. Rich, who has performed with such stars as Frank Sinatra and Harry James, was hospitalized in New York a month ago with what physicians first thought was a stroke.
May 21, 1993
The Clinical Cancer Center at UCI Medical Center announced recently that it has received a $225,000 grant to establish a brain tumor research center. The grant, awarded by the National Cancer Institute, will finance researchers for a three-year period. The brain tumor research center will focus on the molecular structure and growth patterns of cancerous brain cells as well as on methods to regulate their growth.
September 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
Assemblyman William J. Filante (R-Greenbrae), who is running for a San Francisco-area congressional seat, announced that a brain tumor has forced him to suspend campaigning and might require him to resign if he were elected. Filante, who is running against Democrat Lynn Woolsey in the 6th Congressional District, which covers Marin and Sonoma counties, revealed his decision Wednesday. He urged voters to support him anyway to "send a message to end the status-quo . . . Congress."
September 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Former UC Berkeley Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien has been hospitalized for treatment of a brain tumor, UC officials confirmed. Tien, 65, is in critical but stable condition at UC San Francisco Medical Center. Family members urged Tien to seek treatment after he appeared unusually tired over the Labor Day weekend. He was admitted and underwent surgery. His son, Norman Tien, said the family is awaiting test results before deciding what to do next.
March 19, 1996 | SCOTT HADLY
In and out of hospitals since being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1993, 3-year-old Joshua Hauke is still waiting for a cure. Joshua last week went to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., to undergo an experimental chemotherapy treatment, but he returned this weekend after doctors there said they could not treat the boy. Because his tumor--located at the base of his brain--is so small, doctors at the clinic said they would be unable to monitor the progress of the treatment, said his mother, Tammy.
May 19, 1988 | Associated Press
Teamsters Union President Jackie Presser has undergone a successful operation to remove a malignant tumor from inside his skull, doctors said Wednesday. Presser, 61, underwent the operation Tuesday at Barrows Neurological Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and "is recovering well and without complications," hospital spokeswoman Deborah Gelbart said. She said no further information on Presser's condition would be released at the request of his family.
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