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Lasers help fight deadly brain tumors

People diagnosed with the aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma face a grim prognosis. Half die within 14 months of diagnosis. Even if initial treatment with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy is successful, such brain tumors typically recur, leaving patients with few options. Now, a research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found

Brain cancer vaccine effective in some patients

Most people with the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma die less than 18 months after diagnosis. But a multicenter clinical trial of a personalized vaccine that targets the aggressive cancer has indicated improved survival rates for such patients. The study appears May 29 in the Journal of Translational Medicine. The phase three clinical trial included 331

Discovery May Lead to New Brain Cancer Therapies

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 2:48pm by Kenny Walter - Digital Reporter - A pair of molecules that drive the growth of an aggressive form of brain cancer might hold the key to new therapy options for the deadly disease. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have discovered that the molecules could reveal the mechanisms that underpin brain

Researchers design “evolutionary trap” to thwart drug resistance

Feb 12 2015 KANSAS CITY, MO—Cancer is a notoriously evasive disease. It can adopt multiple identities, accumulating mutations or even gaining or losing whole chromosomes to create genetic variants of itself that are resistant to whatever drug is thrown its way. This ability to evolve to changing conditions and new therapies can turn cancer care

Important piece in brain tumor puzzle found by scientists

ScienceDaily, Source: McGill University ~ July 7, 2014 Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. The SUMO