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Barrow researchers prove utility of imaging tool in surgeon's hand
Barrow researchers prove the utility of new brain tumor imaging tool in the surgeon's hand. (2016-05-03)

Barrow study identifies new way to biopsy brain tumors in real time
A new miniature, hand-held microscope may allow more precise removal of brain tumors and an easier recognition of tumor locations during surgery. (2009-11-11)

Forecasting the future of brain tumor research
Researchers and students from St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Arizona State University's Math Department are applying weather forecast technology to model and track the growth patterns of brain tumors. (2008-12-05)

Many childhood brain tumor survivors experience seizures
New research reveals that seizures are frequent in childhood brain tumor survivors. (2015-09-08)

Brain tumour experts from the MNI in Washington DC to mark Brain Tumor Action Week
Dr. Rolando Del Maestro, Clinical Director of the Brain Tumour Research Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and Mrs. Pam Del Maestro, President of the North American Brain Tumor Coalition, will be in Washington, D.C. for Brain Tumor Awareness Week (May 4-10). (2003-05-05)

MR spectroscopy aids in distinguishing recurring brain tumors from changes related to treatment
MR spectroscopy may be a useful adjunct to conventional imaging to distinguish recurrent tumor from treatment-related change in the brain such as inflammation or dead cells, says a new study by researchers from the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. (2004-05-03)

Barrow Researchers deploy novel clinical trial regimen for glioblastoma
Combating glioblastoma remains a major challenge due the complex nature of these tumors, the inability of drugs to penetrate the brain tissue, and lack of correlation between animal models and the human condition. (2018-09-21)

Signaling pathway suppresses brain tumors
Researchers at the University of Basel took a close look at a signaling pathway present in most organisms and found that it suppresses the formation of specific types of brain tumor. Their results have been published by the journal Cancer Cell. (2015-12-04)

Environment of tumors impacts metastasis, study finds
According to a new study, the microenvironment of a tumor cell has significant impact on cancer metastasis. This discovery by Siyuan Zhang at the University of Notre Dame and a team at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has focused attention on fighting cancer in the tumor cell's microenvironment. (2015-11-16)

Retraining immune cells to kill tumors
Tumors escape destruction by immune cells by turning off their tumor killing functions. A team of scientists in the UK have now found a way to retrain the impotent cells into potent tumor destroyers. Their study will be published online May 19 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2008-05-19)

ABTA names Ryan Salinas outstanding '10 summer medical student fellow
The American Brain Tumor Association has announced that Ryan Salinas, now a 2nd-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco, is the 2010 Lucien Rubenstein Award recipient. The work of Salinas, one of 10 ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellows in 2010, was deemed (2011-01-13)

American Brain Tumor Association names Alexander Ksendzovsky outstanding 2009 medical student
The American Brain Tumor Association has announced that Alexander Ksendzovsky, a third-year medical student at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, is the 2009 Lucien Rubenstein Award recipient. The work of Ksendzovsky, one of 10 2009 American Brain Tumor Medical Student Summer Fellows, was deemed (2010-01-20)

Brain tumor cells killed by anti-nausea drug
New research from the University of Adelaide has shown for the first time that the growth of brain tumors can be halted by a drug currently being used to help patients recover from the side effects of chemotherapy. (2013-03-19)

Did brain tumor stem cells originate from malignant neural stem cells?
The potential of neural stem cells to transform into brain tumor stem cells has long been considered, but has not been confirmed. (2013-10-28)

Researchers discover non-surgical test for brain cancer
In a breakthrough for the way brain cancer is diagnosed and monitored, a team of researchers have demonstrated that brain tumors can be reliably diagnosed and monitored without surgery. Previously, an accurate non-surgical test to detect brain tumors was unavailable and methods of monitoring a brain tumor's progression or response to treatment were not reliable. (2012-04-18)

Mapping immune cells in brain tumors
It is not always possible to completely remove malignant brain tumors by surgery so that further treatment is necessary. Researchers from the University of Zurich and the UniversityHospital Zurich have now been able to describe, with unparalleled precision, the composition of the immune cells of various types of brain tumors. This will provide an important foundation for future immunotherapy approaches. (2020-05-28)

Competing signals shrink or grow liver tumor at the margins
Activating the Hippo molecular signaling pathway in liver tumor cells drives tumor growth -- but activating the same pathway in healthy cells surrounding the tumor suppresses tumor growth. (2019-11-21)

Brain Tumor Support Group Open House And Treatment Options Update
World-renowned brain surgeon Keith L. Black, M.D., and his colleagues at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Neurosurgical Institute will host an Open House Aug. 5 to launch a new Brain Tumor Support Group which will meet monthly, offering educational lectures and psychological support for patients and their families, as well as updates on the latest in treatment options, including radiation, chemotherapy, and future strategies using gene therapy and immunology. (1998-07-30)

Barrow researchers identify a new approach to detect the early progression of brain tumors
Researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center recently participated in a pilot study with the Montreal Neurological Institute that suggests a certain type of MRI scanning can detect when a patient is failing brain tumor treatment before symptoms appear. The results of the study pave the way for a proactive treatment approach. (2008-08-28)

2015 Henry Ford Brain Tumor Symposium
The 2015 Henry Ford Brain Tumor Symposium takes place 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, April 24 at the MGM Grand in Detroit. The symposium, entitled 'Focused Forward: New Thoughts on Brain Tumor Treatment,' is aimed at health care professionals who seek to learn about the latest developments in brain tumor treatments. (2015-04-13)

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. This may facilitate discrimination of glioblastoma with or without 5-aminolevulinic acid fluorescence and could be applicable to other tumors. (2019-04-11)

Immune cells determine how fast certain tumors grow
By examining brain tumors in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that immune cells that should be defending the body against disease sometimes can be enticed into providing aid and comfort to tumor cells instead. The more immune cells a tumor can recruit to its side, the faster the tumor grows, the researchers found. (2019-06-03)

Getting cancer drugs to the brain is difficult -- but a new 'road map' might make it easie
Purdue University scientists have provided the first comprehensive characterization of both the blood-brain and blood-tumor barriers in brain metastases of lung cancer, which will serve as a road map for treatment development. The work was recently published in Oncotarget. (2019-11-12)

EORTC trial opens for patients with recurrent grade II or III meningioma
Meningiomas are a type of brain tumor that form on membranes covering the brain and spinal cord just inside the skull. They occur at an annual incidence of up to 13 per 100,000, and approximately 20 percent of these exhibit aggressive behavior and burden patients with tumor recurrences as well as infiltration of the surrounding bone, brain, or soft tissue. (2015-09-02)

New immunotherapy for malignant brain tumors
Glioblastoma is one of the most ominous brain tumors. Despite aggressive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy the outcome of this disease is almost always fatal. A UZH research team has now achieved success with a novel form of treatment that involves encouraging the body's own immune system to recognise and eliminate cancer cells in the brain. (2013-11-25)

Jump-starting T cells in skin cancer
Advanced melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, can be successfully treated in some cases by vaccinating patients with tumor proteins. How these vaccines work and why they are only effective in some patients remains unclear. Pierre Coulie and colleagues now show, in two articles in the January 17 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, that these vaccines work by increasing the number of immune cells called killer T cells that can attack the tumor. (2005-01-17)

Erectile dysfunction drugs allowed more chemotherapy to reach brain tumors in laboratory study
In a study using laboratory animals, researchers found that medications commonly prescribed for erectile dysfunction opened a mechanism called the blood-brain tumor barrier and increased delivery of cancer-fighting drugs to malignant brain tumors. (2008-07-28)

A genetic factor predicts prognosis in brain tumor patients
PLoS ONE has just published a study which defines a gene locus on chromosome 1 that predicts prognosis of brain tumor patients and may even set the basis for the development of more efficient drugs to combat brain cancer. Clinical and basic researchers from the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Emory University Atlanta, Ga., have defined the Notch2 gene as candidate gene for brain tumor development. (2007-06-27)

Children's Hospital neurosurgeon receives grant
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery Ian F. Pollack, MD, has received a grant from the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation for his pioneering work in the field of neuro-oncology. (2008-01-08)

Malignant brain tumors most common cause of cancer deaths in adolescents and young adults
A new report published in the journal Neuro-Oncology and funded by the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) finds that malignant brain tumors are the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in adolescents and young adults aged 15-39 and the most common cancer occurring among 15-19 year olds. (2016-02-24)

Promising target for treating brain tumors in children
Findings published in Oncotarget offer new hope for children with highly aggressive brain tumors like atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) and medulloblastoma. Previously, the authors of the study have shown that an experimental drug that inhibits polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) stopped pediatric brain tumor growth in vitro. (2017-11-27)

Tumor-killing virus selectively targets diseased brain cells
New findings show that a specialized virus with the ability to reproduce its tumor-killing genes can selectively target tumors in the brains of mice and eliminate them. Healthy brain tissue remained virtually untouched, according to a Feb. 20 report in the Journal of Neuroscience. With more research, the technique could one day offer a novel way of treating brain cancer in humans. (2008-02-19)

Glowing particles in the blood may help diagnose and monitor brain cancer
A chemical that has improved surgeries for brain cancer by making tumor cells fluorescent may also help doctors safely diagnose the disease and monitor its response to treatment. (2019-10-15)

Drug helps brain tumor patients live longer
People who receive high doses of the chemotherapy drug methotrexate to treat a certain type of brain tumor appear to live longer than people receiving other treatments, according to research published in the Jan. 29, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2008-01-28)

New brain tumor model developed
A collaboration of researchers, led by Dr. Martine Roussel (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), has developed a novel mouse model of medulloblastoma -- the most prevalent malignant pediatric brain tumor -- that the researchers hope will more accurately represent the genetic changes involved in human brain tumor development. (2005-10-30)

Researchers create cellular automation model to study complex tumor-host role in cancer
To better understand the role complex tumor-host interactions play in tumor growth, Princeton University researchers developed a cellular automation model for tumor growth in heterogeneous microenvironments. (2012-03-27)

Nanotherapy: Treating deadly brain tumors by delivering big radiation with tiny tools
For the past 40 years, radiation has been used to treat deadly brain tumors. But beams of radiation still must pass through healthy brain tissue to reach the tumor, and large amounts cause serious side effects. A group of researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio can now deliver nanoparticle radiation directly to the tumor and keep it there, dosing the tumor itself with much higher levels of radiation but sparing a much greater area of brain tissue. (2012-03-19)

Tumor suppressor gene in flies may provide insights for human brain tumors
In the fruit fly's developing brain, stem cells called neuroblasts normally divide to create one self-renewing neuroblast and one cell that has a different fate. But neuroblast growth can sometimes spin out of control and become a brain tumor. Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore have found a tumor-suppressing protein in the fly's brain, with a counterpart in mammals, that can apparently prevent brain tumors from forming. (2009-06-22)

Gene may lead to early onset of brain tumor
People with a particular gene variant may be more likely to develop brain tumors, and at an earlier age, than people without the gene, according to a study published in the Jan. 27, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2009-01-26)

Research Indicates Molecule Sabotage May Slow Brain Cancer
For the first time, researchers have found that a particularly lethal form of brain cancer tramples through healthy tissue with the help of a tumor-specific molecule. They hope that methods that can debilitate the molecule, brain-enriched hyaluronan binding protein (BEHAB), will slow the progression of the disease. (1998-03-25)

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