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Joe Biden and his son, the late Beau Biden, embrace at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Beau Biden delivered the keynote address that year. He died seven years later from brain cancer. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Glioblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumor. About 12,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with the cancer every year. Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab/Science Source hide caption

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John McCain Was Diagnosed With A Glioblastoma, Among The Deadliest Of Cancers

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After Hill's first basket, the sold-out crowd at Cintas Center in Cincinnati went wild. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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Terminally Ill Player Scores First Basket Of NCAA Season

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University of Maryland's Jaydev Desai shows off a prototype of a robot that he and colleagues are developing to minimize harm to patients during brain surgery. John T. Consoli/University of Maryland hide caption

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