Submitted by Jill Sanders
In the April 2013 issue of the journal Epilepsy & Behavior, Drs. Taha and colleagues from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, the Toronto Epilepsy Research Program and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, present a provocative study in
Mar. 26, 2013 — Pediatric researchers, investigating the biology of brain tumors in children, are finding that crucial differences in how the same gene is mutated may call for different treatments. A new study offers glimpses into how scientists will be using the ongoing flood of gene-sequencing data to customize treatments based on very specific mutations in a child’s tumor.
I admire the view of Stacey Kramer, but I do find it hard to be thankful for my brain tumor. There is a short video (3:18). Any thoughts?
Stacey writes: “I wanted to share the positive side of a tough ordeal, and maybe inspire others to be able to see bad experiences as growth opportunities. I am very aware that not every cloud has a silver lining. I get it. I don’t even know anyone who has experienced what I went through without some lingering physical disability, at best. I lost a friend and colleague last spring. His diagnosis was way worse than mine. He was not so lucky. He left behind a beautiful wife and two young children. I doubt they feel that losing him was a growth opportunity.”