Many of us may not have heard the term "malignant glioma" before today. In short, it's a cancerous brain tumor -- and the diagnosis now facing Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.
"This is very bad news," said Dr. John A. Wilson, associate professor of neurosurgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The word glioma comes from "glia," the gluelike cells that hold the brain together, said Dr. Lynne Taylor, a fellow with the American Academy of Neurology. A glioma is...Full Story