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Study finds macrophages' pathway to nurture PTEN-deficient glioblastoma
A common genetic deficiency empowers glioblastoma to broadcast a molecular message to the wrong type of immune cell, summoning macrophages that protect and nurture the brain tumor instead of attacking it, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Cancer Cell. (2019-06-10)
Suggested benefit in PCV chemoradiotherapy for both IDH-mutant WHO-defined molecular subgroups
A recent, updated predictive analysis of the three WHO-defined molecular subgroups based on isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH) mutation status and 1p/19q co-deletion status represented in the high-risk treatment arms of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-RTOG 9802 indicates that both IDH-mutant sub-groups (IDHmut-noncodel and IDHmut-codel) could benefit from the addition of PCV chemotherapy to radiotherapy treatment. (2019-06-03)
Immune cells determine how fast certain tumors grow
By examining brain tumors in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-03)
Computer-assisted diagnostic procedure enables earlier detection of brain tumor growth
A computer-assisted diagnostic procedure helps physicians detect the growth of low-grade brain tumors earlier and at smaller volumes than visual comparison alone, according to a study published May 28 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues. (2019-05-28)
Researchers discover the Achilles' heel of an aggressive brain cancer
Researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, have discovered a chink in the armor of the tumor cells of glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer. (2019-05-10)
Russian scientists developed a system for malignant brain tumors diagnosing during surgery
Scientists of the Research Medical University of Volga region and the Institute of Applied Physics, RAS have developed a system for malignant brain tumors diagnosing during surgery. (2019-05-06)
Bright spot analysis for photodynamic diagnosis of brain tumors using confocal microscopy
A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University have found that bright spot areas have generally lower fluorescence in brain tumors than in normal tissues in images captured by irradiation with a 405 nm wavelength laser and 544.5-619.5 nm band-pass filter. (2019-04-11)
Shutting down deadly pediatric brain cancer at its earliest moments
Cell-by-cell genetic analyses of developing brain tissues in neonatal mice and laboratory models of brain cancer allowed scientists to discover a molecular driver of the highly aggressive, deadly, and treatment-resistant brain cancer, glioblastoma. (2019-04-11)
New hope for treating childhood brain cancer
Recent research has shown that a drug known as MI-2 can kill cells that cause a fatal brain cancer. (2019-04-04)
New drug combination shows promise for common pediatric brain tumor
A new combination treatment aimed at resistant and recurrent low-grade gliomas slowed tumor growth and killed tumor cells in laboratory and mouse models. (2019-03-21)
Promising strategy to fight the most deadly brain tumor in children
A study published in Nature Communications found that an inhibitor of an enzyme called ACVR1 slows tumor growth and increases survival in an animal model of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) -- the most deadly brain tumor in children. (2019-03-04)
Protein content as a marker for response to therapy in brain cancer
Brain tumors vary widely in how they respond to treatment. (2019-02-28)
Study unveils a blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers at the University of the Michigan, Ann Arbor, searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. (2019-02-19)
New research findings could be key to improving outcomes for some brain cancers
Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found that a genetic mutation seen in about half of all brain tumors produces a response that prevents radiation treatment from working. (2019-02-13)
Synodos does it again: Breaking barriers to solve the 'impossible' problems
Treatment for low-grade gliomas in patients living with neurofibromatosis type 1 are now one step closer thanks to recent research discoveries initiated and funded by the Children's Tumor Foundation. (2018-12-27)
Artificial activation of cancer cells to destroy them
This risky method of anti-cancer therapy was suggested by scientists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). (2018-12-26)
Some brain tumors may respond to immunotherapy, new study suggests
A new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, which gives the immune system a boost in fighting cancer. (2018-12-10)
New drug discovery could halt spread of brain cancer
A team of researchers at Virginia Tech may have found a solution to stopping the spread of glioblastoma with a new drug and cancer treatment method. (2018-11-19)
Cognitive decline -- radiation -- brain tumor prevented by temporarily shutting down immune response
In a new study published Nov. 13 in the journal eLife, UC San Francisco scientists report the first animal model of glioma -- the most aggressive and most common form of brain cancer in the US -- that can also be used to study the long-term effects of radiation therapy in tumor-bearing brains. (2018-11-13)
Study shows potential to develop brain tumour liquid biopsies
Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumours by detecting tumour DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine. (2018-11-06)
Fluorescent marker can help guide surgeons to remove dangerous brain tumor cells more accurately
A chemical that highlights tumor cells has been used by surgeons to help spot and safely remove brain cancer in a trial presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. (2018-11-03)
HKUST-Beijing Tiantan Hospital scientists bring new hope to brain tumor patients
HKUST scientists in collaboration with medical staff at Beijing Tiantan Hospital undertook a groundbreaking large-scale study on secondary glioblastomas (sGBM) to search for new therapy treatments. sGBMs are an aggressive type of brain tumor, target younger patients and existing treatment method is insufficient. (2018-11-02)
A targeted approach to treating glioma
Researchers from MIT, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new way to treat low-grade glioma. (2018-08-06)
Exposure to high-frequency electromagnetic fields at work not associated with brain tumors
No clear associations were found between occupational exposure to high frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) and risk of glioma or meningioma, in one of the largest epidemiological studies performed to date and led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. (2018-07-31)
Altitude sickness drug appears to slow progression of glioblastoma
A drug used to treat altitude sickness may help patients with glioblastoma, according to a study published July 4, 2018, in the journal Science Translational Medicine. (2018-07-09)
MGMT promoter methylation associated with improved survival for patients with WHO Grade II Gliomas
Further exploration into the endpoints of the NRG Oncology/RTOG 0424 trial resulted in the discovery that MGMT promoter methylation is an independent prognostic biomarker of high-risk, low-grade glioma treated with temozolomide and radiation. (2018-07-05)
A first look at interstitial fluid flow in the brain
Past research has shown a link between interstitial fluid flow and an increased invasion rate of glioblastoma cells, and biomedical researchers and electrical engineers recently developed a new method to measure and reconstruct interstitial fluid flow velocities in the brain. (2018-07-03)
Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumor
Scientists have discovered that cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumour work together to infiltrate the brain, and this finding could ultimately lead to much needed new treatments. (2018-07-02)
Genetic biomarker linked to improved survival for patients with certain brain tumors
It wasn't the first wedding anniversary present that Lori Mines was hoping for. (2018-06-28)
Men and women have different genetic risk factors for developing brain cancer
A team from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, together with an international consortium of researchers, have discovered that men and women have different genetic risk factors for developing glioma. (2018-06-28)
New study points to a potential 'Achilles heel' in brain cancer
Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University believe they have uncovered an 'Achilles heel' of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly form of brain cancer. (2018-06-04)
Researchers find leukemia and lymphoma drug may benefit glioblastoma patients
New Cleveland Clinic research shows for the first time that ibrutinib, an FDA-approved drug for lymphoma and leukemia, may also help treat the most common -- and deadliest -- type of brain tumor. (2018-05-30)
MR spectroscopy imaging reveals effects of targeted treatment of mutant IDH1 gliomas
Using a novel imaging method, a Massachusetts General Hospital research team is investigating the mechanisms behind a potential targeted treatment for a subtype of the deadly brains tumors called gliomas. (2018-05-18)
Operating on brain gliomas by detecting the 'glow'
Research by Barrow Neurological Institute physicians and University of Washington scientists on novel imaging technology for malignant brain tumors was published in the April issue of World Neurosurgery. (2018-05-09)
Persistence pays off in discovery that could lead to improved treatment and survivability of patient
Gliomas are the most common type of central nervous system cancer but how these tumors develop is not fully understood. (2018-05-01)
Glioma subtypes determine how the dangerous tumors spread, evade anti-angiogenic treatment
A multi-institutional research team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California San Francisco has identified a new mechanism by which the dangerous brain tumors called gliomas develop resistance to anti-angiogenic treatment. (2018-04-27)
The role of 'extra' DNA in cancer evolution and therapy resistance
Researchers tracked genomic alterations detected in patient samples during tumor cell evolution in culture, in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse models from the cultures, as well as before and after treatment in patients. (2018-04-23)
Study reports possible novel method for stopping untreatable pediatric brain cancers
Researchers used an experimental molecular therapy in preclinical laboratory tests to effectively treat several types of deadly pediatric brain cancer and now propose advancing the treatment to clinical testing in children. (2018-04-17)
A novel precision cancer model opens doors to personalized cancer treatment
Researchers from the Seve Ballesteros Foundation-CNIO Brain Tumour Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have developed an extremely powerful and versatile mouse model that will improve cancer research and accelerate preclinical testing of novel targeted therapies. (2018-04-13)
Newly discovered biomarkers could be key to predicting severity of brain tumor recurrence
Researchers have identified predictive biomarkers that could help assess the level of risk for recurrence in patients with malignant glioma. (2018-04-10)
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