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Glioma is a cancer of the brain that begins in glial cells (cells that surround and support nerve cells).
Research finding offers potential therapeutic avenues for glioblastoma

Research finding offers potential therapeutic avenues for glioblastoma

Invading glioblastoma cells may hijack cerebral blood vessels during early stages of disease progression and damage the brain's protective barrier, a study in mice indicates. This finding could ultimately lead to new ways to bring about the death of the tumor, as therapies may be able to reach these deadly cells at an earlier time point than was previously thought possible. [More]
Prophage autologous cancer vaccine extends survival in patients with newly diagnosed GBM

Prophage autologous cancer vaccine extends survival in patients with newly diagnosed GBM

Agenus Inc., announced final results from a single-arm, multi-institutional, open-label, Phase 2 study showing that patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) who received Agenus' Prophage autologous cancer vaccine added to the standard of care treatment, lived nearly twice as long as expected. [More]
BRI to present clinical-stage product data at International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

BRI to present clinical-stage product data at International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

The Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) announced today that it will present data on two of the Company's clinical-stage product candidates, Antineoplaston A10 injections (Atengenal®) and Antineoplaston AS2-1 injections (Astugenal®), at the 16th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology held in Singapore from June 28, 2014 to July 2, 2014. [More]
Scientists report first successful step toward vaccine that targets mutation in brain cancer

Scientists report first successful step toward vaccine that targets mutation in brain cancer

Astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas are subtypes of a brain cancer called 'glioma'. These incurable brain tumors arise from glial cells, a type of support cell found in the central nervous system. [More]
EnGeneIC plans for Phase 2a trial of EGFR-targeted doxorubicin-packaged EDV nanocells for GBM

EnGeneIC plans for Phase 2a trial of EGFR-targeted doxorubicin-packaged EDV nanocells for GBM

EnGeneIC, Ltd., an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on revolutionizing the treatment of cancer through the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents directly to cancer cells, today announced plans to move forward with a Phase 2a clinical trial in the U.S. using its formulation of EGFR-targeted, EDV nanocells packaged with doxorubicin for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma (GBM), a common and aggressive type of brain tumor. [More]
Researchers shed new light on how gliomas cells migrate in brain and cause devastating tumors

Researchers shed new light on how gliomas cells migrate in brain and cause devastating tumors

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have shed new light on how cells called gliomas migrate in the brain and cause devastating tumors. [More]
New class of tumor-targeting agents can seek out dozens of solid tumors

New class of tumor-targeting agents can seek out dozens of solid tumors

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) report that a new class of tumor-targeting agents can seek out and find dozens of solid tumors, even illuminating brain cancer stem cells that resist current treatments. [More]
Northwest Biotherapeutics initiates Phase III trial of DCVax-L in Germany

Northwest Biotherapeutics initiates Phase III trial of DCVax-L in Germany

Northwest Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company developing DCVax personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that it has initiated the Phase III trial of DCVax-L in Germany. [More]
Gene variants that lead to longer telomeres boost brain cancer risk

Gene variants that lead to longer telomeres boost brain cancer risk

New genomic research led by UC San Francisco scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas. [More]
Nektar reports etirinotecan pegol Phase 2 study results in patients with Avastin-refractory high-grade glioma

Nektar reports etirinotecan pegol Phase 2 study results in patients with Avastin-refractory high-grade glioma

Nektar Therapeutics announced today new data from an investigator-sponsored Phase 2 study of NKTR-102 (etirinotecan pegol) in patients with Avastin-refractory high-grade glioma conducted at Stanford Cancer Institute under the direction of Lawrence Recht, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, with co-investigator Seema Nagpal, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine. [More]
Collaborative research effort produces new genetic insights into brainstem glioma

Collaborative research effort produces new genetic insights into brainstem glioma

A collaborative effort between Duke Medicine researchers and neurosurgeons and scientists in China has produced new genetic insights into a rare and deadly form of childhood and young adult brain cancer called brainstem glioma. [More]
ASCO: DelMar presents interim data from VAL-083 clinical trial in refractory GBM

ASCO: DelMar presents interim data from VAL-083 clinical trial in refractory GBM

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the presentation of interim clinical data from the company's ongoing clinical trial with VAL-083 in refractory glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) during the Central Nervous System Tumor Session at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which is being held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. [More]
Angiochem presents data on ANG1005 paclitaxel-peptide drug conjugate at 50th ASCO annual meeting

Angiochem presents data on ANG1005 paclitaxel-peptide drug conjugate at 50th ASCO annual meeting

Angiochem, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing drugs that are uniquely capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier (BBB), today announced the presentation of data for its lead drug candidate, ANG1005, a novel paclitaxel-peptide drug conjugate, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 50th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. [More]
FDA grants Angiochem’s ANG1005 fast track and orphan drug designation for treatment of glioblastoma multiforme

FDA grants Angiochem’s ANG1005 fast track and orphan drug designation for treatment of glioblastoma multiforme

Angiochem announced today that the Food & Drug Association (FDA) has granted both orphan drug and fast track designation to ANG1005 a novel paclitaxel-peptide drug conjugate leveraging the low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP-1) pathway to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and enter cancer, for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). [More]
Angiochem commences ANG1005 Phase 2 clinical study in HER2+ breast cancer patients with brain metastases

Angiochem commences ANG1005 Phase 2 clinical study in HER2+ breast cancer patients with brain metastases

Angiochem, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing drugs that are uniquely capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier (BBB), today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical study with ANG1005, a novel paclitaxel-peptide drug conjugate, in HER2+ breast cancer patients. [More]
TAG-1 induces apoptosis-related gene expression without triggering apoptosis in glioma cells

TAG-1 induces apoptosis-related gene expression without triggering apoptosis in glioma cells

A recent study reported by Haigang Chang and co-workers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University in China verified the effects of transient axonal glycoprotein-1 (TAG-1) on cell viability and p53, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and amyloid precursor protein (APP) intracellular C-terminal domain (AICD) expression in U251 glioma cells. [More]
Herpes simplex viral therapy in conjunction with radiation proves effective in treating malignant gliomas

Herpes simplex viral therapy in conjunction with radiation proves effective in treating malignant gliomas

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham report a genetically engineered herpes simplex viral therapy is safe when used in conjunction with radiation in the treatment of malignant gliomas, one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer. [More]
Researchers identify potential treatment targets for incurable form of pediatric brain cancer

Researchers identify potential treatment targets for incurable form of pediatric brain cancer

Researchers from the University of Toronto's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) have defined potential treatment targets for a previously incurable form of pediatric brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). [More]
Genome Project offers new leads to improve outcomes for children with high-grade glioma brain tumors

Genome Project offers new leads to improve outcomes for children with high-grade glioma brain tumors

The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified new mutations in pediatric brain tumors known as high-grade gliomas (HGGs), which most often occur in the youngest patients. [More]
Researchers use ultrasound to destroy cancerous tissue in brain

Researchers use ultrasound to destroy cancerous tissue in brain

Researchers in Zurich, Switzerland have successfully used focused ultrasound for the first time to non-invasively ablate part of a recurrent glioma tumor through a patient's intact skull. [More]