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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

Understanding the Role of Human Polyomaviruses in Cancer

Feb. 25, 2016 — A new method to screen tumor samples for the presence of any human polyomavirus has been created by a team of researchers. Their study found no evidence for the involvement of human polyomaviruses in ... read more

Innate Immune Landscape in Glioblastoma Patient Tumors

Feb. 25, 2016 — A comprehensive analysis has been published of myeloid lineage immune cells in the circulation and in tumors of glioblastoma patients. Glioblastoma is an extremely aggressive brain tumor with limited ... read more

Laser Treatment May Boost Effectiveness of Brain Tumor Drugs

Feb. 24, 2016 — The human brain has a remarkable defense system that filters bacteria and chemicals. For brain tumor patients, the barrier works almost too well by blocking most chemotherapy ... read more

Malignant Brain Tumors Most Common Cause of Cancer Deaths in Adolescents and Young Adults

Feb. 24, 2016 — A new report finds that malignant brain tumors are the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in adolescents and young adults aged 15-39 and the most common cancer occurring among 15-19 year ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — A mouse study has demonstrated the potential of a special immune cell that targets a key protein in tumor growth that helps stop brain cancer. Brain cancer comes in many forms, ranging from more ... read more

Two Forms of Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases Are Equally Effective

Feb. 23, 2016 — While two advanced radiosurgery approaches -- Gamma Knife and RapidArc® -- offer different strengths, they are equally effective at eradicating cancer in the brain, report ... read more

Biochemical Alteration Responsible for Brain Tumor Resistance Identified

Feb. 19, 2016 — The biochemical and molecular alteration that causes resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the glioblastoma, the most aggressive of brain tumors, has now been identified by researchers. This ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A powerful, three-way mechanism by which a mutation drives the growth of childhood brain cancers, was discovered by scientists. The team hopes the discovery will lead to better methods for diagnosing ... read more

Immune Therapy for Brain Tumors: A New Promising Avenue

Feb. 3, 2016 — Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer. Only about one fifth of adults diagnosed with it survive two years or more after their diagnosis. Early clinical trial data show that a ... read more

Abnormal Gene Is a Triple Threat in Driving Pediatric Brain Tumors

Feb. 1, 2016 — An abnormal fused gene that drives pediatric brain tumors poses a triple threat, operating simultaneously through three distinct biological mechanisms -- the first such example in cancer biology. ... read more

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