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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

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

More Precise Diagnosis, Treatment of Brain Tumors

June 6, 2016 — Thanks to new methods of precision diagnostics, such as DNA sequencing and epigenetic analyses, it is becoming increasingly possible to identify specific central nervous system (CNS) tumors ... read more

Radiation Therapy With Pembrolizumab, Bevacizumab Safe for Glioma Patients

June 4, 2016 — Researchers will present preliminary results from a phase 1 study testing whether the addition of pembrolizumab to radiation therapy and bevacizumab is safe and can control tumor growth for these ... read more

Giving Chemotherapy After Radiotherapy Improves Survival for Patients With Rare Brain Tumor

June 4, 2016 — Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy delays further growth of a rare type of brain tumor, increasing the number of patients alive at five years from 44 per cent to 56 per ... read more

Researchers Identify Immune Genes Tied to Common, Deadly Brain Cancer

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified a group of immune system genes that may play a role in how long people can live after developing a common type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme, a tumor of ... read more

Investigational CDK4/6 Inhibitor Abemaciclib Is Active Against a Range of Cancer Types

May 23, 2016 — The investigational anticancer therapeutic abemaciclib, which targets CDK4 and CDK6, showed durable clinical activity when given as continuous single-agent therapy to patients with a variety of ... read more

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