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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

Genome Analysis Helps Keep Deadly Brain Cancer at Bay for Five Years

Feb. 15, 2017 — An analysis of a patient’s deadly brain tumor helped doctors identify new emerging mutations and keep a 55-year old woman alive for more than five years, researchers ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A combination of drugs known as SMAC Mimetics and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) amplifies kill rates of cancer tumor cells in laboratory ... read more

Neurons Support Cancer Growth Throughout the Body

Feb. 13, 2017 — Cancer cells rely on the healthy cells that surround them for sustenance. Tumors reroute blood vessels to nourish themselves, secrete chemicals that scramble immune responses, and, according to ... read more

Research Will Shift How Cancer Diversity and Resistance Are Understood, Studied

Feb. 8, 2017 — Circular DNA, once thought to be rare in tumor cells, is actually very common and seems to play a fundamental role in tumor evolution, say ... read more

Vital Links Between Brain Tumors and Epileptic Seizures

Feb. 7, 2017 — Scientists report that the emergence of specific brain cells during brain tumor progression in a mouse model marked the onset of seizures and brain tumor ... read more

Researchers Identify 'Synthetic Essentiality' as Novel Approach for Locating Cancer Therapy Targets

Feb. 6, 2017 — A new method has been found for identifying therapeutic targets in cancers lacking specific key tumor suppressor genes. The process, which located a genetic site for the most common form of prostate ... read more

Scientists Identify Key Defect in Brain Tumor Cells

Feb. 2, 2017 — Researchers have identified a novel genetic defect that prevents brain tumor cells from repairing damaged ... read more

Using Fruit Flies to Study Cancer: Scientists Investigate Childhood Tumors

Jan. 30, 2017 — A new report describes how a complex protein called Snr1, the homologue of human SMARCB1/hSNF5/INI1, acts as a tumor suppressor in an unconventional manner in fruit ... read more

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