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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Decreases Rate of Post-Operative Local Recurrence for Brain Metastases

Sep. 26, 2016 — Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for cancer patients who receive the treatment for brain metastases decreases the likelihood of local recurrence but shows no positive difference in terms of overall ... read more

Low Oxygen, High Risk: How Tumors Adapt to Become More Aggressive

Aug. 8, 2016 — Scientists have identified a novel mechanism that selectively operates in hypoxic tumors to enable tumor cells to thrive and continue to proliferate despite a low oxygen environment. The research ... read more

Stem Cells May Speed Up Screening of Drugs for Rare Cancers

Aug. 2, 2016 — A new system has been developed that uses transformed human stem cells to speed up screening of existing drugs that might work against rare brain and other ... read more

Research Opens 'Black Box' of Malignant Melanoma

July 25, 2016 — A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's ... read more

Mice Survive Brain Cancer Tumors Lacking Key Surface Proteins

July 22, 2016 — A new scientific study has characterized a checkpoint protein that allows certain brain tumor cells to avoid the immune ... read more

Size Matters: Advance Could Increase Sensitivity of Liquid Biopsies

July 18, 2016 — A new study reports an advance that could increase the accuracy of liquid biopsies. The blood test monitors cancer progression by detecting pieces of circulating tumor DNA, but results can be ... read more

First Drug Target Identified for Children With Rare Type of Brain Tumor

July 13, 2016 — Primitive neuroectodermal tumors are the largest group of malignant brain tumors in children. They can arise from the brain's cerebellum or from tissue located throughout the central nervous ... read more

New Immunotherapy Combo Effectively Treats Advanced Brain Cancer in Pre-Clinical Models

July 7, 2016 — A new breakthrough combination treatment has been developed that utilizes a vaccine to activate an immune response against advanced brain ... read more

July 6, 2016 — The microRNA miR-19 helps budding adult brain cells stay on track, new research indicates. The findings pave the way toward a better understanding of how the adult brain controls the growth of new ... read more

Breakthrough in Brain Cancer Research

June 29, 2016 — Scientists have made a pioneering breakthrough in the understanding of how a fatal brain tumor grows -- which could lead to improved treatments for ... read more

Special Properties of Pneumococci Affect Their Ability to Cause Meningitis

June 29, 2016 — Structures on the surface of pneumococci determine the ability of these bacteria to enter the brain and cause severe infections, according to a new paper. Their findings suggest that certain ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Glioblastoma is not only the most common form of brain cancer, it’s also the most deadly. It affects people from around 40 years of age, and most people live for less than 2 years after aggressive ... read more

June 27, 2016 — A potentially ground-breaking scientific breakthrough with far-reaching consequences for future treatments of brain tumors is to be revealed. For patients with brain tumors, a new formulation ... read more

New, Non-Invasive Method Developed to Wipe out Cancerous Tumors

June 27, 2016 — A newly patented method to kill cancer cells has been developed by an American lab. This discovery may tremendously help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumors, as well as young children ... read more

The Silencer: Study Reveals How a Cancer Gene Promotes Tumor Growth

June 23, 2016 — A new study describes how a known cancer gene, EGFR, silences genes that typically suppress tumors. The finding may lead to the development of more effective, individualized treatment for patients ... read more

High Blood Sugar Could Mean Lower Risk of One Type of Brain Tumor

June 20, 2016 — In a surprising twist, benign brain tumors that have previously been tied to obesity and diabetes are less likely to emerge in those with high blood sugar, new research has ... read more

Extent of Resection Associated With Likelihood of Survival in Glioblastoma

June 16, 2016 — The extent of resection in patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive and often fatal brain tumor, was associated with the likelihood of survival and disease progression, according to a new ... read more

From Nanotechnology, a Better Prognostic Tool for Brain Cancer

June 13, 2016 — A new nano-fabricated platform for observing brain cancer cells provides a much more detailed look at how the cells migrate and a more accurate post-surgery prognosis for brain cancer (glioblastoma) ... read more

Blocking PRMT5 Might Force Resistant Brain-Tumor Cells Into Senescence, Study Suggests

June 13, 2016 — Blocking an enzyme called PRMT5 in tumor cells could be a promising new strategy for the treatment of glioblastoma, the most aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer, a new study ... read more

Cellular 'Racetrack' Accurately Clocks Brain Cancer Cell Movement

June 9, 2016 — Researchers have developed an experimental laboratory test that accurately clocks the 'speed' of human brain tumor cell movement along a small glass 'track.' The assay, so far ... read more

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