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May 23, 2017

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May 23, 2017

Studies Help Shed Light on Aggressive Brain Cancer

May 3, 2017 — Mutations affect how cancer starts in glial cells -- brain cells that provide support and insulation for neurons -- and how those mutations affect the way cancer evolves from low-grade gliomas to ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800-1,000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of ... read more

Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Detailed Composition of Two Major Types of Brain Tumor

Mar. 30, 2017 — Detailed analysis of two brain tumor subtypes has revealed that they may originate from the same type of neural progenitor cells and be distinguished by gene mutation patterns and by the composition ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — A subpopulation of highly cancerous stem cells has been discovered in a brain cancer cell line. The cells are not identified by standard tumor cell fluorescence detection methods. By investigating ... read more

Largest Ever Brain Cancer Study Reveals New Secrets to Inherited Risk

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of information about the genetic causes of brain cancer in the largest ever study of the ... read more

New Genetic Risk Factors Identify Two Distinct Glioma Subtypes

Mar. 27, 2017 — An international consortium of researchers has conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain ... read more

Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors Have Increased Body Fat

Mar. 24, 2017 — New research findings suggest that one of the most important risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, which is excess total and central fat in the body, is present relatively early in ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Patients diagnosed with a glioblastoma, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months. Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Researchers have studied how a crucial cancer-related protein plays a role in one of the most aggressive forms of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor of ... read more

Novel Genes Identified That Help Suppress Prostate and Other Cancers

Mar. 20, 2017 — New genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers. The study identified genes that cooperate with the well-known tumor suppressor ... read more

Cause of Thrombosis in Patients With Malignant Brain Tumors Discovered

Mar. 16, 2017 — Patients with malignant brain tumors have an increased risk of thrombosis. Up until now, researchers have not understood the mechanisms behind this. Now an interdisciplinary study has now shown for ... read more

Neuroscientists Pinpoint Key Gene Controlling Tumor Growth in Brain Cancers

Mar. 9, 2017 — Investigators have identified a stem cell-regulating gene that affects tumor growth in patients with brain cancer and can strongly influence survival rates of patients. The findings could move ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Researchers have revealed new insight into how the most deadly pediatric brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), may develop. They also have identified a compound that targets the ... read more

New Blood Test Could Help Detect, Locate Cancer Early on

Mar. 6, 2017 — A new blood test has been developed that could detect cancer -- and locate where in the body the tumor is growing. The study could provide a way to diagnose cancer early on without having to do ... read more

Scientists Discover Metabolic Pathway That Drives Tumor Growth in Aggressive Cancers

Mar. 2, 2017 — A rheumatoid arthritis drug can block a metabolic pathway that occurs in tumors with a common cancer-causing gene mutation, offering a new possible therapy for aggressive cancers with few therapeutic ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — In a rigorous study of tumor tissue collected from 125 patients with aggressive brain cancers, researchers say they have found no evidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and conclude that a link ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — A new potential strategy to personalize therapy for brain and blood cancers has now been discovered by ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers analyzed RNA from patients with disease that was limited to the lungs as well as cancers that had ... read more

Molecule Stops Fatal Pediatric Brain Tumor

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a molecule that stops the growth of an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. The tumor is always fatal and primarily strikes children under 10 years ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Tumors that originate in other organs of the body and spread to the brain are known as metastatic brain tumors. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, this tumor type is the most common ... read more

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