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A Brain Tumor is the growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer).
Precision medicine advances diagnosis and treatment of children with brain tumors

Precision medicine advances diagnosis and treatment of children with brain tumors

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. [More]
New research suggests novel combination approach to fight against gliomas

New research suggests novel combination approach to fight against gliomas

"Devastating" and "dismal." That's how leading researchers describe the present outlook for malignant brain tumors. The median survival rate for patients with glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, is a mere 14.2 months. [More]
NFCR scientists develop new treatment for brain cancer

NFCR scientists develop new treatment for brain cancer

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) today congratulated Dr. Web Cavenee and Dr. Paul B. Fisher on their discovery of a new pharmacological agent to treat glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the deadliest brain cancer, which they have been developing together with NFCR support. [More]
Caltech scientists develop simple way to visualize gene expression with MRI

Caltech scientists develop simple way to visualize gene expression with MRI

Genes tell cells what to do -- for example, when to repair DNA mistakes or when to die--and can be turned on or off like a light switch. [More]
Localized chemotherapy may be effective way to keep immune system intact, animal study suggests

Localized chemotherapy may be effective way to keep immune system intact, animal study suggests

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. [More]
New graphene system can detect activity levels of interfaced normal and cancer cells

New graphene system can detect activity levels of interfaced normal and cancer cells

What can't graphene do? You can scratch "detect cancer" off of that list. By interfacing brain cells onto graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown they can differentiate a single hyperactive cancerous cell from a normal cell, pointing the way to developing a simple, noninvasive tool for early cancer diagnosis. [More]
New glasses may help expand sight of person with limited peripheral vision

New glasses may help expand sight of person with limited peripheral vision

Vision scientists may have discovered how to reduce pedestrian collisions in crowded and chaotic open space environments like bus terminals, shopping malls and city plazas involving individuals with partial blindness. [More]
Lactate component responsible for anti-tumor effects of plasma medicine, research shows

Lactate component responsible for anti-tumor effects of plasma medicine, research shows

Physical plasma is one of the four fundamental states of matter, together with solid, liquid, and gas, and can be completely or partially ionized (thermal/hot or non-thermal/cold plasma, respectively). [More]
Novel plasma medicine with anti-tumor effect discovered

Novel plasma medicine with anti-tumor effect discovered

Nagoya University researchers develop cold plasma-activated Ringer's solution for chemotherapy. The solution has anti-tumor effects in vitro and in vivo that derive from the lactate component. [More]
Genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissues could offer clues to tumor behavior

Genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissues could offer clues to tumor behavior

Two recently discovered genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissue cells -- an altered gene and a snippet of noncoding genetic material -- could offer clues to tumor behavior and potential new targets for therapy, Johns Hopkins scientists report. [More]
Researchers identify simple, inexpensive tool for assessing prognosis of pediatric brain tumors

Researchers identify simple, inexpensive tool for assessing prognosis of pediatric brain tumors

A multi-institutional group of researchers, led by investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Michigan, have identified a simple and inexpensive tool for assessing the prognosis of pediatric brain tumors called ependymomas. [More]
Researchers design smart drug to treat patients with most aggressive brain cancers

Researchers design smart drug to treat patients with most aggressive brain cancers

Physicians and researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital have designed a new drug to treat patients with the most aggressive, incurable brain cancers. [More]
Experimental cancer imaging tool shows promise in illuminating brain tumors during surgery

Experimental cancer imaging tool shows promise in illuminating brain tumors during surgery

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. [More]
Deficiency of tumor suppressor gene may allow brain cancer cells to survive outside niches

Deficiency of tumor suppressor gene may allow brain cancer cells to survive outside niches

Astronauts survive in space by wearing high-tech space suits. But how do brain cancer cells thrive when they migrate to inhospitable sites within the brain? [More]
Scientists identify genetic mutations in highly aggressive rhabdoid meningiomas

Scientists identify genetic mutations in highly aggressive rhabdoid meningiomas

Meningiomas are the most common primary brain tumors, but the term encompasses over a dozen subtypes that range from benign to highly aggressive. [More]
Researchers discover signaling pathway that can stop brain tumor formation in animal models

Researchers discover signaling pathway that can stop brain tumor formation in animal models

A research team at the Krembil Research Institute has discovered that a signaling pathway which controls blood vessel development in the brain has the ability to stop brain tumor formation in animal models of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor diagnosed in children. [More]
Researchers identify potential new treatment for brain cancer by targeting genes linked to microcephaly

Researchers identify potential new treatment for brain cancer by targeting genes linked to microcephaly

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential new treatment for brain cancer by learning from a rare condition that can cause microcephaly. [More]
Researchers identify existing drugs that appear to prevent aggressive subtype of pediatric brain tumors

Researchers identify existing drugs that appear to prevent aggressive subtype of pediatric brain tumors

More than 4,000 children and teens are diagnosed with brain cancer each year and the disease kills more children than any other cancer. [More]
CarThera receives €5.7 million grant for DOME project from France’s Investments for the Future Program

CarThera receives €5.7 million grant for DOME project from France’s Investments for the Future Program

CarThera, which designs and develops innovative medical devices to treat brain disorders, today announces it has received a grant of €5.7 million ($6.4m) for its DOME project. [More]
Study identifies prognostic value of IDH and CIC mutations for grade II/III glioma patients

Study identifies prognostic value of IDH and CIC mutations for grade II/III glioma patients

NRG Oncology investigators have identified two biomarkers that are prognostic of overall and progression-free survival for patients with lower-grade gliomas. [More]
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