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Accelerating Children’s Access to New Treatments for High Risk Brain Tumors

February 11, 2020

For children with high-risk brain tumors that resist standard therapy, the next step is often enrolling in a…
Stem Cells, CRISPR and Gene Sequencing Technology are Basis of New Brain Cancer Model

January 30, 2020

Using genetically engineered human pluripotent stem cells, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers created a…
Brain Tumor Organoids May be Key to Time-sensitive Treatments for Glioblastomas

January 15, 2020

Lab-grown brain organoids developed from a patient’s own glioblastoma, the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer,…
Brain tumour research could help future precision medicine

January 8, 2020

New research on brain tumours could improve patient diagnosis and treatment options as part of a precision medicine…
Brain Organoids Reveal Glioblastoma Origins

January 6, 2020

Glioblastomas are the most aggressive form of brain cancer — they grow and spread rapidly through the brain and…
A new study confirms – an early removal of slow-growing brain tumours is the way to go

November 25, 2019

Low-grade glioma is a slow-growing brain tumour. Although it develops very slowly, it is still deadly. Worse still,…
Scientists find promising drug combination against lethal childhood brain cancers

November 21, 2019

Researchers have devised a new plan of attack against a group of deadly childhood brain cancers collectively called…
Lithium can reverse radiation damage after brain tumour treatment

November 14, 2019

Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumour can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their…
Blood Test Can Predict Prognosis in Deadly Brain Cancer

November 5, 2019

A blood test that measures the amount of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in the bloodstream – called a liquid…
Sequencing Plays Role in Treating High Risk Pediatric Brain Tumors

October 24, 2019

They’re among the most ruthless opponents for pediatric oncologists: brain tumors that can’t be surgically removed or that…
Figure 1. Schematic of microshells enhancing HIFU in a potential glioblastoma clinical setting. Glioblastoma tumors initially suppress the immune system. Microshells enhanced image-guided HIFU to blow up the tumors and release tumor antigens. Simultaneous systemic blocking of PD-1, the break on T cells re-awakens the immune system to establish tumor immunity. Figure by James Wang/UCSD
Exploding Shells Boost Immune Response to Brain Cancer

September 24, 2019

For patients diagnosed with a certain type of brain cancer called glioblastoma, long-term survival is rare. Surgery can…
Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

September 24, 2019

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of…
Two Studies Show Promise, Safety of Proton Therapy in the Brain in Children with Cancer

September 23, 2019

From improving outcomes in children with brain cancer to lowering the risk of damage to the brainstem in…
Brain tumors form synapses with healthy neurons, Stanford-led study finds

September 20, 2019

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown for the first time that severe brain cancers integrate into…
Existing drug could treat aggressive brain cancer

September 11, 2019

A research team from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that a compound molecule used for…
Blocking Inflammatory Pathway Key to Preventing Brain Metastasis from Melanoma

August 22, 2019

Brain metastases are among the deadliest tumor metastases, with a median survival period of less than one year,…
A Decade of Change: Advances in the Classification and Known Causes of Brain Tumors

July 3, 2019

For many years, the classification of gliomas relied largely on the cells’ general appearance, or histological characteristics, as…
Approach Could Help in Treating Glioblastoma, Other Rare Cancers

June 12, 2019

Large randomized clinical trials can uncover biomarkers that indicate which cancer treatments are likely to work best for…
Immune cells determine how fast certain tumors grow

May 30, 2019

Tumors arise when cells shake off their restraints and start to multiply out of control. But how fast…
New technique may improve detection and treatment of advanced brain cancer

April 30, 2019

In a new study, Yale Cancer Center scientists have demonstrated a powerful method to analyze how tumor cells are altered…
New hope for treating childhood brain cancer

April 10, 2019

There could be new treatments on the horizon for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, a devastating form…
Tackling Tumors That Always Come Back: New Brain Cancer Research Could Improve Outcomes

February 20, 2019

Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found that a genetic mutation seen in about half of…
Team breaks new ground in study of malignant pediatric brain tumor

February 4, 2019

Scientists are making important progress in the battle against a class of devilishly complex human pediatric brain cancers…
How does cancer spread?

December 13, 2018

How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of…
Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented By Temporarily Shutting Down Immune Response

November 16, 2018

Treating brain tumors comes at a steep cost, especially for children. More than half of patients who endure…
Old Drug, New Hope for Pediatric Brain Cancer

October 31, 2018

Some drugs for heart disease might also work against brain cancer, according to an analysis by researchers from…
Fat fuels aggressive brain cancers

October 26, 2018

Investigating the different types of cells in glioblastoma, the research team have gained a valuable insight into what…
Blood Test ‘Biopsy’ for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

October 17, 2018

A new blood test for children with brain tumors may offer a safe way to allow doctors to…
Transplant-linked cancer deaths pose questions about safety

September 27, 2018

Cancer transmission is less than 1 percent across all cases. UW Medicine transplant chief describes precautionary measures. “4…
Team identifies a potential strategy in fight against brain cancer

September 26, 2018

Scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute say a gene involved in the body’s sleep cycle is…
Protein analysis uncovers new medulloblastoma subtypes

September 19, 2018

Two patients with the same kind of tumor can have very different experiences. One patient’s cancer may progress…
Researchers Unlock Secret of Deadly Brain Cancer’s “Immortality”

September 12, 2018

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered how a mutation in a gene regulator called the TERTpromoter — the third most…
Focused delivery for brain cancers

September 7, 2018

A person’s brainstem controls some of the body’s most important functions, including heart beat, respiration, blood pressure and…
Brain tumors occur often in kids with common genetic syndrome

August 10, 2018

The frequency of brain tumors has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1…
A targeted approach to treating glioma

August 7, 2018

Glioma, a type of brain cancer, is normally treated by removing as much of the tumor as possible,…
New View of Gliomas

June 6, 2018

Using a novel imaging method, Harvard Medical School investigators based at Massachusetts General Hospital have shed light on…
Brain cancer vaccine effective in some patients

June 6, 2018

Most people with the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma die less than 18 months after diagnosis. But a multicenter…
Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

May 25, 2018

Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, is one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers. Only a handful of…
Noninvasive brain tumor biopsy on the horizon

April 30, 2018

Taking a biopsy of a brain tumor is a complicated and invasive surgical process, but a team of…
Aggressive Growth of Common Brain Tumors Linked to Single Gene

April 6, 2018

UC San Francisco scientists have uncovered a common genetic driver of aggressive meningiomas, which could help clinicians detect…
Genome Sequencing Uncovers Therapy for Rare Brain Tumor

March 1, 2018

Brain tumors are among the deadliest forms of cancer, due in large part to their sensitive location and…
Electric scalp device prolongs survival in deadly brain cancer

December 20, 2017

A device attached to a patient’s scalp that delivers a continuous dose of low-intensity electric fields improves survival…
New weakness found in most common childhood malignant brain tumour

December 6, 2017

Current treatments for medulloblastoma include a combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy which are not specific in how…
New Immunotherapy for Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer Targets Novel “Neoantigen”

December 5, 2017

Children with an extremely deadly form of brain cancer might benefit from a new treatment that aims to…
Vulnerability Identified for Subtypes of Glioblastoma

December 1, 2017

Glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer, typically fails to respond to treatment or rapidly…
Cancer drug starts clinical trials in human brain-cancer patients

November 27, 2017

A drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct has been cleared for use in a clinical trial of patients with…
Brain tumor treatment for dogs may soon be used in human patients

October 13, 2017

Data from a clinical trial at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech to treat brain tumors in…
Meningioma Diagnosis Shown to Impact Patient’s Quality of Life

September 29, 2017

Meningiomas — tumors that arise from the lining of the brain and spinal cord — have recently been in the…
Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in mice

September 22, 2017

New research conducted in mice provides evidence that highly lethal brain tumors, called high-grade gliomas, stop growing when…
Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells

September 7, 2017

While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an…
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