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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Low-Grade Brain Tumor Diagnosis Redefined

June 24, 2015 — A group of patients have made important contributions to an American cancer study that proposes a change in how some brain tumors are classified and ultimately treated. The study reveals that a ... read more

Molecular Classification May Improve Method Physicians Use to Diagnose, Treat Gliomas

June 10, 2015 — The molecular makeup of brain tumors can be used to sort patients with gliomas into five categories, each with different clinical features and outcomes, researchers have shown. The finding could ... read more

Study Supports IDH Gene as Prognostic Marker in Anaplastic Astrocytoma

June 3, 2015 — The mutation status of a gene called IDH1 might have prognostic value for anaplastic astrocytomas, and that it may be worth exploring further whether IDH1 status can predict the best chemotherapy for ... read more

Poliovirus Study Finds That Less Is More

June 1, 2015 — A modified poliovirus therapy that is showing promising results for patients with glioblastoma brain tumors works best at a low dosage, according to the research team where the investigational ... read more

Gene Therapy, Surgery Could Mean Eight More Months for Sickest Brain Cancer Patients

May 31, 2015 — As the most malignant of primary brain cancers, glioblastomas are frustratingly difficult to treat. Surgery is often risky and cannot remove all of the tumor, and chemotherapy eventually becomes ... read more

Nanotechnology Identifies Brain Tumor Types Through MRI 'Virtual Biopsy' in Animal Studies

May 26, 2015 — A tiny drug-delivery system has been invented that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through 'virtual biopsies' and then attack the molecular structure of the disease. The results ... read more

Nano-Capsules Designed for Diagnosing Malignant Tumors

May 25, 2015 — Researchers have developed adaptable nano-capsules that can help in the diagnosis of glioblastoma cells -- a highly invasive form of brain ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A method known as navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) has been gaining importance in neurosurgery for some time now. Among other applications, it is used to map brain tumors before an ... read more

Livers Donated After Cardiac Death Are Safe to Use in Liver Cancer Patients on a Transplant List

May 19, 2015 — Patients with liver cancer can be cured with a liver transplant. But because of the shortage of donated organs, these patients often die waiting for a liver. That’s because most transplant centers ... read more

Blood Thinner Safe for Cancer Patients With Brain Metastases

May 18, 2015 — Cancer patients with brain metastases who develop blood clots may safely receive blood thinners without increased risk of dangerous bleeding, according to a study. Cancer increases a patient's ... read more

New Release of Glioblastoma Atlas Sheds Light on Deadly Disease

May 14, 2015 — Robust new data added to the Ivy Glioblastoma Atlas Project changes the scope and impact of this publicly available resource for researchers and clinicians searching for treatments for this most ... read more

Protein FGL2 May Have Potential as Therapy Target for Brain Cancer

May 13, 2015 — Blocking FGL2, a protein known to promote cancer, may offer a new strategy for treating brain cancer, according to a ... read more

First Cancer-Promoting Oncogenes Discovered in Rare Brain Tumor of Children and Adults

May 11, 2015 — Researchers have identified three genes that play a pivotal role in the brain tumor choroid plexus carcinoma, a discovery that lays the groundwork for more effective treatment of this rare, often ... read more

May 8, 2015 — Therapies that specifically target mutations in a person's cancer have been much-heralded in recent years, yet cancer cells often find a way around them. To address this, researchers identified ... read more

Scientists Dramatically Improve Method for Finding Common Genetic Alterations in Tumors

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have developed a significantly better computer tool for finding genetic alterations that play an important role in many cancers but were difficult to identify with whole-genome sequencing. ... read more

Comprehensive Look at Brain Cancer Treatments

May 1, 2015 — A comprehensive genetic review of treatment strategies for glioblastoma brain tumors covers how these highly invasive and almost-always-deadly brain cancers may be treated, reviews the continuing ... read more

Brain Tumor Patients Should Be Screened for Depression

Apr. 29, 2015 — Because depression in brain cancer patients is a common but often overlooked condition, oncologists should regularly screen tumor patients for depression, according to a new article. The authors also ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Investigators have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong ... read more

Scientists Pinpoint Brain-Swelling Mechanism

Apr. 23, 2015 — A significant discovery has been made uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head. The research paves the way for a preventative drug treatment for severe brain damage following ... read more

Brain Tumor Growth Stimulated by Nerve Activity in the Cortex, Study Finds

Apr. 23, 2015 — Deadly brain tumors called high-grade gliomas grow with the help of nerve activity in the cerebral cortex, according to a new study. The work, conducted in mice with an aggressive human brain cancer ... read more

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