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Using sugar to detect malignant tumors
Ordinary sugar could become a contrast agent of the future for use in magnetic resonance tomography examinations of tumors. Malignant tumors show higher sugar consumption than surrounding tissue. (2016-02-22)

Mobile phone use not linked to increased risk of glioma brain tumours
Mobile phones are not associated with an increased risk of the most common type of brain tumour, finds the first UK study of the relationship between mobile phone use and risk of glioma. The results are published online by the BMJ today. (2006-01-19)

New findings show that different brain tumors have the same origin
Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumors. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered to arise from different cell types in the brain. Now researchers at Uppsala University have shown that one and the same cell of origin can give rise to different types of glioma. This is important for the basic understanding of how these tumors are formed and can contribute to the development of more efficient and specific glioma therapies. (2014-10-28)

3-D cancer models give fresh perspective on progress of disease
Computer models of developing cancers reveal how tiny movements of cells can quickly transform the makeup of an entire tumor. (2015-08-26)

Scientists map out how childhood brain tumors relapse
Researchers have discovered the unique genetic paths that the childhood brain tumor medulloblastoma follows when the disease comes back (2014-12-18)

Vital funding for children's brain tumor research
New research into drugs which could prevent the return of persistent brain tumors in children has won vital funding from two major brain tumor charities. (2011-03-04)

Therapy response in brain tumor cells is linked to disease prognosis
The brain tumor form glioblastoma is difficult to treat and has very poor prognosis. In a new study, published today in the journal Cell Reports, scientists from Uppsala University show that a type of stem cell in the tumor is present in different states, with different response to drugs and radiation. The results may open an avenue towards development of new treatment strategies designed to reverse therapy resistant cell states to more sensitive states. (2016-12-13)

Study brings greater understanding of tumor growth mechanism
A study led by researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has for the first time revealed how the loss of a particular tumor suppressing protein leads to the abnormal growth of tumors of the brain and nervous system. (2013-05-16)

Some brain tumors mimic the genetic program of germline cells
Scientists at IRB Barcelona have discovered that some brain tumors in larvae of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster use the genetic program of germline cells to grow. The removal of some of these genes leads to healthy brains. This finding demonstrates that these genes are crucial for tumor development. The study, headed by ICREA researcher Cayetano Gonzalez, is published today in the prestigious journal Science. (2010-12-23)

Treatment of common virus can reduce tumour growth
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to inhibit the growth of brain tumours by treating the common Cytomegalovirus (CMV). The virus, which is found in a wide range of tumor types, offers a possible route towards controlling tumor growth and reducing the size of the tumor as a complement to conventional cytotoxin-based therapies. (2011-09-27)

Researchers find potential to make brain cancers in children respond better to treatment
Research has identified a small molecule compound that can activate the Wnt pathway in non-Wnt subtypes of medulloblastoma, making these aggressive forms of cancer more responsive to therapies. The work also found the Wnt pathway, which has historically been considered cancer-promoting, to function as a cancer inhibitor in certain contexts. (2020-08-28)

Better treatment for children with brain cancer
Young children diagnosed with a malignant type of brain tumor will benefit from research that has taken twelve years to complete. (2007-07-20)

Dogs provide information about brain tumor development in humans
Brain tumors in dogs are strikingly similar to their human tumor counterparts. In a recent study in the journal PLOS Genetics, researchers at Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have used genetic analyses in different dog breeds to identify genes that could have a role in the development of brain tumors in both dogs and human. (2016-05-12)

Hormone therapy may confer more aggressive properties to prostate tumors
Hormone therapy is often given to patients with advanced prostate cancer. While it is true that the treatment prevents growth of the tumor, it also changes its properties. Some of these changes may result in the tumor becoming more aggressive and more liable to form metastases. This is one of the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2009-06-10)

New study provides important insight into how tumors metastasize
Research has shown that the growth of cancerous tumors is affected by Transforming growth factor (TGFbeta) in the body's cells; TGFbeta both suppresses and stimulates tumor development, but it has not been understood how this happens. A new study published in the journal Science Signaling today reveals important details behind this process. (2016-08-23)

Genetic markers hope for new brain tumor treatments
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have identified three sets of genetic markers that could potentially pave the way for new diagnostic tools for a deadly type of brain tumor that mainly targets children. (2012-06-15)

Novel 3-D cell culture model shows selective tumour uptake of nanoparticles
A nanoparticle drug delivery system designed for brain tumour therapy has shown promising tumour cell selectivity in a novel cell culture model devised by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The project, conducted jointly by the Schools of Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences and Human Development, will be featured in the September issue of the Experimental Biology and Medicine. (2007-08-31)

Defective cell surface 'glue' is key to tumor invasion
A remarkable discovery into how tumor cells invade normal tissue should lead to vital diagnostic tools and help develop strategies to stop the spread of cancer cells. (2010-12-13)

Three-dimensional force microscopy
Metastases occur when tumor cells detach from the primary tumor and migrate to distant sites through the connective tissue of organs. During this migration process, the tumor cells generate mechanical forces in order to overcome the resistance of the connective tissue or to change their shape so they can pass through very small pores. In the current issue of the journal Nature Methods, physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg described a method for measuring these mechanical forces. (2015-12-07)

Magnetic nanoparticles can 'burn' cancer cells
Among emerging cancer therapies, one approach is based on hyperthermia. In a new study published in EPJ B, Bulgarian researchers from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia show that tumor cells' specific absorption rate of destructive heat depends on the diameter of the nanoparticles and composition of the magnetic material used to deliver the heat to the tumor. (2019-04-04)

New cause of child brain tumor condition identified
Doctors and scientists from the University of Manchester have identified changes in a gene, which can increase the risk of developing brain tumors in children with a rare inherited condition called Gorlin syndrome. (2014-12-02)

Tumor-blocking role found for cell regulation molecule
Manchester scientists have explored the role of a protein in regulating tumor development and found that it suppresses liver cancer growth in the lab. (2015-01-09)

Next-generation immunotherapy offers new hope for beating brain cancer
High-grade glioma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Despite improvements in surgical procedures, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, this type of brain tumor is still notoriously hard to treat: less than 10 percent of patients survive beyond five years. Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have now shown that next-generation cell-based immunotherapy may offer new hope in the fight against brain cancer. (2016-03-02)

A 'key' to metastasis formation
Hokkaido University researchers identified a 'key' molecule that allows tumor cells to break into the bloodstream and form metastases. (2016-07-13)

Genetic screening of brain metastases could reveal new targets for treatment
Unravelling the genetic sequences of cancer that has spread to the brain could offer unexpected targets for effective treatment. (2015-09-26)

Child brain tumors can be classified by advanced imaging and AI
Diffusion weighted imaging and machine learning can successfully classify the diagnosis and characteristics of common types of paediatric brain tumours a UK-based multi-centre study, including WMG at the University of Warwick has found. This means that the tumour can be characterised and treated more efficiently. (2021-02-15)

Blood test could help to accelerate brain cancer diagnosis
A blood test which could help to accelerate the diagnosis of brain cancer has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde. (2019-10-09)

New model for vascular and tumor research
Two characteristic features of malignant tumors are that they form massive blood vessels and bypass the immune system. A new cell culture technique allows the processes of tumor growth to be studied directly and in real time, without the need for complex experiments using live animals. The researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg who developed the technique looked specifically at brain tumors. (2015-12-18)

A new diagnostic method predicts which cancer patients will respond to immunothe
An international group led by Dr Banafshe Larijani, an Ikerbasque researcher seconded to the Biofisika Institute (UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, CSIC), has developed a new diagnostic method making it possible to accurately predict which cancer patients will respond positively to immunotherapy. This method will allow oncologists to tailor treatment to each patient and avoid therapies that are not going to be successful. (2020-11-16)

Stopping tumors in their path
Glioblastoma is the most common and deadly form of primary malignant brain cancer, occurring mostly in adults between the ages of 45 and 70. The recurrence of GBM is usually fatal, resulting in an average patient survival time of less than two years. A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -- The Neuro, published in Nature Communications, identifies two specific key players in the growth of GBM. (2014-01-08)

Novel technique can potentially improve success of ovarian cancer treatment, study reveals
This study is the first to investigate the impact of establishing a healthy blood supply to the tumour prior to treatment in mice models with an advanced stage of ovarian cancer. The researcher found this novel technique provides a clear pathway for treatment improving its success. This is opposite to a current approach that involves destroying the blood supply in an effort to starve the tumour. (2018-10-30)

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover one of the mechanisms that prevents the spread of colon cancer
The first step in the development of colon cancer is the formation of benign tumors, called adenomas, in the intestine. Over time, these tumors may progress to produce colon cancer if they undergo a series of mutations and genetic alterations. Researchers at IRB Barcelona under the direction of Eduard Batlle, head of IRB Barcelona's Oncology Program, have discovered a new mechanism by which the benign tumor cells receive instructions to grow in confined compartments, and no to invade other areas of the tissue. (2007-09-30)

The first effective therapy against glioblastoma by attacking telomeres
Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have shown that it is possible to block the growth of human and murine glioblastoma in mouse models by blocking the TRF1 protein; an essential component of the telomere-protective complex. The study, published in Cancer Cell, describes a new and promising way to combat this type of brain tumor by attacking its ability to regenerate and divide immortally. (2017-11-13)

Forensic DNA analysis checks the origin of cultured cells
Cell lines are cultured cells that are commonly used in medical research. New results from Uppsala University show that such cells are not always what they are assumed to be. Using genetic analyses, the researchers showed that a commonly used cell line which was established in Uppsala almost 50 years ago does not originate from the patient it is claimed to stem from. The findings are published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine. (2016-08-31)

Scientists show that drugs targeting tumor metabolism will not stop Natural Killer cells
The scientists discovered that while glutamine is a key fuel for many tumors, it is not so for natural killer cells. This highlights the therapeutic potential for targeting glutamine metabolism to treat cancer as any drugs that do this will not hinder our cancer-killing NK cells. (2018-06-14)

Researchers find potential new treatment target for deadly brain cancer
A team of researchers has found a key player in brain tumor formation that may lead to new therapies for a deadly and incurable cancer. The study published in Nature Neuroscience is the first to show that a protein called OSMR (Oncostatin M Receptor) is required for glioblastoma tumours to form. Glioblastoma is one of the most deadly cancers, resistant to radiation, chemotherapy and difficult to remove with surgery. (2016-04-25)

Plymouth chosen as Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has been chosen by charity Brain Tumour Research to be its next research center of excellence. (2014-03-04)

Fellowship funds major research project on medulloblastoma
Cure for Life FoundationTM has awarded one of the largest single fellowships on brain tumour research in Australia to a senior researcher at Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) for Medical Research in Randwick, NSW. Dr Wayne Thomas has received a three-year $600,000 Career Development and Support Fellowship to work on medulloblastoma, a solid tumour in the lower brain that occurs in young children. (2005-10-03)

New study points to the aggressive potential of small kidney tumors, advocates treatment
Small kidney tumors have an aggressive potential and should be treated, according to a the results of a large multicenter study presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan. (2013-03-16)

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)

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