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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Multi-Center Study Reveals Unique Subtypes of Most Common Malignant Brain Cancer

Jan. 28, 2016 — An international collaborative study has revealed detailed new information about diffuse glioma, the most common type of tumor found in some 80 percent of adult brain cancer patients, raising hopes ... read more

Researchers Develop Novel Cell Line for Screening of Brain Drugs

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new cell line has been developed, which may be used to investigate new drugs and help predict whether they are able to enter the brain. This research will afford scientists in both academia and the ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — The USP15 protein has been identified as novel target for therapy against cancer progression, investigators report. In certain settings, the TGF-beta pathway can act as an oncogene, enhancing cancer ... read more

'Smart Fat Cells' Cross Blood-Brain Barrier to Catch Early Brain Tumors

Dec. 17, 2015 — An MRI contrast agent that can pass through the blood-brain barrier will allow doctors to detect deadly brain tumors called gliomas earlier, say researchers. This ability opens the door to make this ... read more

Experimental Drugs That Change Energy Supply in Cells Could Slow Brain Tumor Growth

Dec. 14, 2015 — Experimental drugs that alter cell metabolism also halted tumor growth and extended survival in mice with cancers linked to changes in the same gene, according to a new ... read more

Potential Treatment Target for IDH1-Mutant Cancers Identified

Dec. 14, 2015 — A potential new treatment target for tumors -- including a significant percentage of malignant brain tumors -- driven by mutations in an important metabolic enzyme has been identified by a group of ... read more

Brain Cancer Self-Organizes Into Streams, Swirls, and Spheres

Dec. 14, 2015 — Brain cancer is not anarchy, say researchers but highly organized--self-organized. Researchers report that glioma cells build tumors by self-organizing into streams,10-20 cells wide, that obey a ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — Scientists studying neural stem cells in the fruit fly Drosophila have uncovered a molecular change experienced by stem cells as they age. During development of the central nervous system, a protein ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Researchers have taken a close look at a signaling pathway present in most organisms and found that it suppresses the formation of specific types of brain ... read more

Researchers Isolate Cells Implicated With Breast Cancer-Derived Brain Tumors

Dec. 3, 2015 — Researchers have isolated genetic signatures of some circulating tumor cells found in breast cancer, which one day may lead to a preventive treatment for metastatic cancer cells, report ... read more

Combination of Bevacizumab and Lomustine With First Recurrence of Glioblastoma Prolongs Progression-Free Survival, but Not Overall Survival

Nov. 23, 2015 — Bevacizumab treatment in patients with progressive glioblastoma, despite prolonged progression-free survival, does not confer a survival advantage, report ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A new family of nanocarriers, called '3HM,' has been developed and meets all the size and stability requirements for effectively delivering therapeutic drugs to the brain for the treatment ... read more

Scientists Find Way to Make Resistant Brain Cancer Cells Sensitive to Treatment

Nov. 19, 2015 — A peptide called aCT1 has been developed to inhibit connexin 43-caused overactivity. The result was damaged tissue healed more quickly, with lower amounts of inflammation and ... read more

Environment of Tumors Impacts Metastasis, Study Finds

Nov. 16, 2015 — The microenvironment of a tumor cell has significant impact on cancer metastasis, new research shows. This discovery has focused attention on fighting cancer in the tumor cell's ... read more

Drug Could Limit Spread of Deadly Brain Tumors

Nov. 13, 2015 — In a significant breakthrough, researchers have identified a drug, propentofylline or PPF, that could help treat patients with deadly brain cancer. They report that PPF works to limit the spread of ... read more

Engineers Develop 'Killer Cells' to Destroy Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Nov. 13, 2015 — Biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells -- dubbed 'super natural killer cells' -- that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only one purpose: destroy them. ... read more

Liquid Biopsy of Cerebrospinal Fluid for More Effective Policing of Brain Tumors

Nov. 10, 2015 — The exploitation of cerebrospinal fluid-derived circulating DNA as liquid biopsy promises a more accurate, effective and less invasive approach in unmasking the molecular characteristics of brain ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — A molecular structure has been created that attaches to a molecule on highly aggressive brain cancer and causes tumors to light up in a scanning machine. In mouse models of human brain cancer, their ... read more

Malignant Network Makes Brain Cancer Resistant

Nov. 9, 2015 — Glioblastoma is the most malignant type of brain cancer. Scientists have now reported that glioblastoma cells are connected to each other by long cellular extensions. The cancer cells use this ... read more

How Glucose Regulation Enables Malignant Tumor Growth

Nov. 9, 2015 — A new study identifies a key pathway used by cancer cells to make the lipids by integrating oncogenic signaling, fuel availability and lipid synthesis to support cell division and rapid tumor ... read more

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