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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

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

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

May 21, 2016 — A study using nanotechnology to treat brain tumors got such good results, the researchers initially questioned themselves. But further testing showed the results held ... read more

Trapping Individual Cell Types in the Mouse Brain

May 19, 2016 — A new approach for genetically identifying and manipulating mouse brain cell types has been identified by ... read more

Resistance Mechanism of Aggressive Brain Tumors Revealed

May 19, 2016 — Brain tumors subject to therapy can become resistant to it through interactions with their tumor microenvironment rather than because of anything intrinsic about the tumor itself, a new study in mice ... read more

Conventional Radiation Therapy May Not Protect Healthy Brain Cells

May 18, 2016 — Repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be as safe to healthy brain cells as previously assumed. The findings of a new study show that the treatment also kills important ... read more

Old Drug Could Fight Brain Cancer by Starving It to Death

May 18, 2016 — Glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer is a deadly disease for which at present there is no cure. Now, researchers have published research results that show how repurposing the old drug ... read more

May 12, 2016 — A new study of the genetic factors underlying glioma formation in dogs may hold clues to how these common and often untreatable tumors form in humans. The genome study, which was conducted across 25 ... read more

Researchers Demonstrate Link Between 'Jumping Gene,' Colon Cancer

May 10, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have demonstrated conclusively that 'jumping genes' appear to play a key role in the generation of cancer. This is the first study to ever elucidate this ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated that distinct types of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer in adults, tend to develop in different regions of the brain. This finding provides an ... read more

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