Researchers have identified a specific rearrangement involving the NF2 gene that appears to cause radiation induced meningiomas. The Nature Communication study reports this mutation could be a basis for why many long term pediatric cancer survivors go on to develop brain tumors later in life.
Researchers report being obese or overweight could be a risk factor for developing meningioma brain cancer.
Exposure to radiation appears to increase the risk of developing meningioma brain cancer in people under the age of 30, a new study reports.
Researchers have shown that infrared and Raman spectroscopy – coupled with statistical analysis – can be used to tell the difference between normal brain tissue and the different tumor types that may arise in this tissue, based on its individual biochemical-cell ‘fingerprint’.
Johns Hopkins scientists hope discovery will drive drug treatments. Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered one of the most...