Brain Tumors

Aggressive Brain Tumor Could Be Diagnosed With Simple Blood Test In Future

New research by Sussex scientists could be the first step towards developing a blood test to diagnose the most aggressive type of brain tumour, known as Glioblastoma. A team from Professor Georgios Giamas’ lab at the University of Sussex has...
Related topics: Cancer, Blood Test, Medical Research, Glioblastoma

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Identification Of Genes Responsible For Sex-related Differences In Cancer Aggressiveness

An understanding of the molecular basis of differences in the incidence and survival of cancer between men and women may allow the discovery of specific and more effective treatments. The study compares the brain tumours of male and female flies at...
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Nanocapsule Reaches Cancer That Has Spread To Central Nervous System In Mice

Cancer that has spread to the central nervous system is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, UCLA researchers have developed a drug delivery system that breaks through the blood-brain barrier in order to reach and treat cancer that has spread to the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Treatments Could Be Powerful Weapons Against Brain Tumors

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- New therapies are showing real promise in fighting the type of brain cancer that claimed the lives of Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy, a pair of new clinical trials shows. One experimental treatment injects powerful...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Clinical Trials

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Boston Researchers Try Drug-controlled Gene Therapy On Deadly Brain Tumor

The study on glioblastoma is the first example of such on-and-off gene therapy in humans, researchers say.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Cancer, Glioblastoma

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Henry Ford Cancer Institute Enrolls First Patient In World's Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial

A next-generation clinical trial program and the first-ever adaptive platform trial for brain cancer, GBM AGILE is a move away from the traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to clinical trials - a major step forward for Precision Medicine.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Clinical Trials

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Adding Ms Drug To Targeted Cancer Therapy May Improve Glioblastoma Outcomes

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that infiltrates surrounding brain tissue, making it extremely difficult to treat with surgery. Even when chemotherapy and radiation successfully destroy the bulk of a patient’s glioblastoma...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Glioblastoma, Chemotherapy

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Chiefs Rookie Mecole Hardman Bought Mom A House Years After Helping Her Through Brain-tumor Scare

Kansas City Chiefs rookie wanted to show his parents, especially his mom Danyell who battled a brain tumor, how much he cared by buying them a house.       
Related topics: Cancer

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Mit “russian Doll” Tech Lands $7.9m International Award To Fight Brain Tumors

Tiny “Russian doll-like” particles that deliver multiple drugs to brain tumors, developed by researchers at MIT and funded by Cancer Research UK, are at the center of a new international collaboration. Professor Paula Hammond from the...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology

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Immune Therapy Takes A 'bite' Out Of Brain Cancer

Investigators have created a new method that could make immune therapy more effective again brain tumors and expand its use against other types of solid tumors.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Scientists Can Finally Build Feedback Circuits In Cells

The circuitry could act as control mechanisms in safe, smart cells programmed to kill tumors and treat brain injuries.
Related topics: Cancer

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Opinion: After Wife's Surgery For Brain Tumor, Lions' Matt Stafford Finds More Balance In...

Matthew Stafford found a way this offseason to balance the fear of watching his wife battle a tumor with trying to learn a new offense.       
Related topics: Cancer, Matthew Stafford

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To Understand A Childhood Brain Tumor, Researchers Turn To Single-cell Analysis

Investigators have revealed the cells of origin for specific subtypes of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor. The work also has implications for how medulloblastoma is classified, which may eventually shape clinical care.
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research

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To Understand A Childhood Brain Tumor, Researchers Turn To Single-cell Analysis

Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, alongside others, have revealed the cells of origin for specific subtypes of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor. The work also...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research

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Celebrating A Curious Mind: Steven Keating 1988-2019

Alumnus Steven John Keating SM '12, PhD '16 passed away from brain cancer on July 19 at the age of 31. Keating received his master’s degree and PhD in mechanical engineering and was a member of the MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter team. He...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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From Cancer Cure To Brain Attack; Risky Surgery Combo; Bell Breaker

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Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Biomaterial-delivered Chemotherapy Leads To Long-term Survival In Brain Cancer

A combination of chemotherapy drugs during brain cancer surgery using a biodegradable paste, leads to long-term survival, researchers have discovered.
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Meghan Mccain Promotes July 17 As #gbmday To Raise Awareness Of Father's Cancer

Meghan McCain, co-host of "The View," tweeted Wednesday about Glioblastoma (GBM) Awareness Day.Her father, former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), died of the brain cancer last year."Today is the first time July 17th is being declared GBM Awareness...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Glioblastoma

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Valerie Harper’s Family Turns To Crowdfunding To Pay For Her Cancer Treatments

A crowdfunding page has been started to help TV legend Valerie Harper with the costs of her cancer treatments. Harper, 79, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. Then in 2013, doctors discovered she’d developed a rare brain cancer....
Related topics: Crowdfunding, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Potential Target In Glioblastoma

Researchers are hopeful that new strategies could emerge for slowing the growth and recurrence of the most common primary brain cancer in adults, glioblastoma, based on the results of a new study.
Related topics: Glioblastoma, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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