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Glioblastoma Treatment News: Researchers discover potential new target for treating glioblastoma

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(SOURCE: UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER) – Scientists have found a way to inhibit the growth of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer with low survival rates, by targeting a protein that drives growth of brain tumors, according to research from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. “These findings change our […]

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Brain Cancer Research: Precision medicine advances pediatric brain tumor diagnosis and treatment

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(SOURCE: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE) – Precision medicine — in which diagnosis and treatments are keyed to the genetic susceptibilities of individual cancers — has advanced to the point where it can now impact the care of a majority of children with brain tumors, a new study by investigators at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center suggests. […]

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Brain Cancer Treatment News: Malaria drug successfully treats 26-year-old brain cancer patient

Posted on Posted in Brain Cancer, Cancer News, Glioblastoma Multiforme News

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS) –  After her brain cancer became resistant to chemotherapy and then to targeted treatments, 26-year-old Lisa Rosendahl’s doctors gave her only a few months to live. Now a paper published January 17 in the journal eLife describes a new drug combination that has stabilized Rosendahl’s disease and increased […]

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Glioblastoma Treatment News: TGen identifies compound that could improve drug development against brain cancer

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(SOURCE: THE TRANSLATIONAL GENOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE) – ATA prevents glioblastoma from spreading, and leaves cancer vulnerable to chemotherapy and radiation. A study led by scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified “a potent inhibitory compound” in the elusive hunt for an improved treatment against glioblastoma, the most common and deadly type of adult brain […]

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Glioblastoma Treatment News: TUMOR-SEEKING SALMONELLA TREATS BRAIN TUMORS

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(SOURCE: DUKE UNIVERSITY) – Biomedical engineers at Duke University have recruited an unlikely ally in the fight against the deadliest form of brain cancer — a strain of salmonella that usually causes food poisoning. Clinicians sorely need new treatment approaches for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The blood-brain barrier — a protective sheath […]

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Glioblastoma Treatment News: Suppressing repair protein could be key to treating brain tumors

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS) – Targeting a specific DNA-repairing protein in the brain could be an effective way to treat the most aggressive type of brain tumor, a study suggests. Researchers at the University of Leeds found that inhibiting this protein, called RAD51, helped increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy in killing off glioblastoma cells in the lab. […]

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Glioblastoma Treatment News: Direct-To-Brain Chemo Better than Systemic Drugs When Immunotherapy Is to Follow

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(SOURCE: JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE) – In experiments on mice with a form of aggressive brain cancer, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that localized chemotherapy delivered directly to the brain rather than given systemically may be the best way to keep the immune system intact and strong when immunotherapy is also part of the treatment. The researchers say […]

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SCIENTISTS FIND THREE SUBGROUPS IN A CHILDREN’S LETHAL BRAIN CANCER, IDENTIFY DRUGGABLE TARGETS

Posted on Posted in Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor News, Brain Cancer, Cancer News

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK) – Multi-institutional researchers investigating an incurable brain cancer in children have discovered three distinct subgroups of disease and identified  promising drugs to  target each type. The research findings are published online today and depicted on the cover of Cancer Cell. Co-principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho, Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer […]

Glioma Research News: Researchers find new biomarker for brain cancer prognosis

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(SOURCE: UT Southwestern Medical Center) – Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new biomarker for glioma, a common type of brain cancer, that can help doctors determine how aggressive a cancer is and that could eventually help determine the best course of treatment. Researchers from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center found that […]

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(UK) Do your bit this Christmas and help fund vital research for children with brain tumours

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM) As many excited children prepare for the festive season by writing letters to Santa and rehearsing school nativity plays, there will be some who will spend Christmas this year on a hospital ward receiving treatment for a life-threatening brain tumour. Researchers at The University of Nottingham are urging people to add […]

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Glioblastoma Multiforme Treatment News: Researchers Identify Pathway by Where Cancer Cells Aggressively Spread in the Brain

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(UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS M. D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER) According to a recent press release, glioblastoma multiforme remains the most common and highly lethal brain cancer and is known for its ability to relapse. Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a pathway by which cancer cells aggressively spread and grow […]

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Cancer Treatment News: Experimental Cancer Imaging Device Makes Tumors Glow to Help Remove Them with Precision During Brain Surgery

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(UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) According to a recent press release, an experimental cancer imaging tool that makes tumors glow brightly during surgery has shown promise again in a new Penn Medicine clinical study, this time in patients with brain cancer. The fluorescent dye technique, originally developed by surgeons at the Penn Center for […]

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Brain Cancer News: Study Finds Evidence That Cancer Stem Cells Fuel Growth of Oligodendrogliomas

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(MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) According to a recent press release, a study analyzing brain tumor genomics on a single-cell level has found evidence that cancer stem cells fuel the growth of oligodendrogliomas, a slow-growing but incurable form of brain cancer. In their paper receiving advance online publication in Nature, a team led by investigators at Massachusetts General […]

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Researchers Identify Existing Group of Drugs Which May Reduce a Subgroup of Childhood Brain Cancers

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(UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH SCIENCES) A recent press release from the University of Utah Health Sciences reports that researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified an existing group of drugs that appear to reduce or eliminate a certain subgroup of childhood brain cancers while sparing normal brain tissue. The […]