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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 2016

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

Apr. 22, 2016 — Scientists have derived a structural model of a transporter at the blood-brain barrier called Mfsd2a. This is the first molecular model of this critical transporter, and could prove important for the ... read more

Recycling an Anti-Hypertensive Agent to Fight Brain Tumors

Apr. 21, 2016 — Treatments available for glioblastoma -- malignant brain tumors -- have little effect. An international collaboration tested active ingredients from existing medications and eventually identified one ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — When operating on cancer, surgeons want to remove tumors and not healthy tissue. This is especially important and challenging when dealing with brain tumors, which are often spread out and mixed in ... read more

Results from Clinical Trial of Personalized Cellular Therapy in Brain Tumors

Apr. 18, 2016 — Immune cells engineered to seek out and attack a type of deadly brain cancer known as glioblastoma were found to have an acceptable safety profile and successfully migrate to and infiltrate tumors, ... read more

Life-Preserver Microbubbles Float Tumor Cells for Analysis

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study demonstrates the use of gas microbubbles to selectively attach to and float circulating tumor cells from blood samples, allowing analysis of the isolated ... read more

Lower-Carb Diet Slows Growth of Aggressive Brain Tumor in Mouse Models

Apr. 14, 2016 — Researchers have slowed a notoriously aggressive type of brain tumor in mouse models by using a low-carbohydrate diet. Glioblastoma, the most common brain tumor in adults, has no effective long-term ... read more

Animal Model for Pediatric Brain Tumor Created

Apr. 13, 2016 — Research scientists have developed a model to explore therapies for a pediatric brain tumor known as choroid plexus ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — When a targeted therapy blocks a pathway that enables tumors to grow, the cells usually manage to get around that obstacle. The result is drug resistance. Researchers have now found a way to map ... read more

Ancient Algae Offer New Hope for Hard-to-Treat Cancers

Apr. 6, 2016 — In one of the oldest life forms on Earth, scientists have discovered a new compound that shows potent anti-cancer activity. Researchers are pursuing the compound as a possible new therapy for brain ... read more

Targeting Two Angiogenesis Pathways Could Improve Results of Glioblastoma Treatment

Apr. 4, 2016 — Targeting multiple angiogenesis pathways simultaneously could help overcome the resistance to anti-angiogenic treatment inevitably developed by the devastating brain tumor glioblastoma, new research ... read more

New Method Pioneered to Identify Brain Cancer Patients Most Likely to Benefit from Immunotherapy

Apr. 4, 2016 — A promising method has been developed to assess how changes in the immune response can help predict the effectiveness of a new immunotherapy in people with glioblastoma (GBM), the most common and ... read more

Brain Cancer: Two Essential Amino Acids Might Hold Key to Better Outcomes

Mar. 31, 2016 — The altered metabolism of two essential amino acids helps drive the development of the most common and lethal form of brain cancer, new research has discovered. The findings suggest new ways to treat ... read more

Scientists Discover New Way to Tackle Challenging Children’s Brain Tumors

Mar. 30, 2016 — Scientists have discovered why a curable type of children's brain tumor is so responsive to chemotherapy -- paving the way to improve treatment of tumors that are harder to tackle, according to ... read more

PGK1 Protein Promotes Brain Tumor Formation, Cancer Metabolism

Mar. 3, 2016 — PGK1, a glycolytic enzyme, has been found to play a role in coordinating cellular processes crucial to cancer metabolism and brain tumor formation, according to results of a new ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — High-grade glioma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Despite improvements in surgical procedures, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, this type of brain tumor is still notoriously hard to ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — A compound that blocks iron-containing enzymes in the brain improves recovery following brain hemorrhage, a new study in rodents shows, and it works in an unexpected ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Children with brain cancer may soon get some help from mice with the same disease, thanks to a new brain tumor model in mice that should make it easier to test ... read more

Combination Therapy May Be Better Than Radiotherapy Alone to Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

Feb. 26, 2016 — Radiotherapy effectively damages brain tumors but the cancer cells can repair themselves in order to live on. Now, researchers have tested a strategy that combines radiotherapy with a drug that shuts ... read more

Discovery of Likely Subtypes of Rare Childhood Brain Tumor Signals Diagnostic Advance

Feb. 25, 2016 — Molecular analysis is likely to improve classification and diagnosis of a rare brain tumor and advance precision medicine, researchers ... read more

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