INSR, a protein essential for insulin activity, plays a critical role in stem cell longevity. Additionally, inactivating INSR in glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells inhibits the growth of primitive tumor forming cells.
Inhibition of the OR5B21 olfactory receptor gene significantly decreased the metastasis of breast cancer cells to the brain, lungs, and bones, researchers report.
Asthma causes T cells to induce lung inflammation but prevents the growth of brain tumors. Reprogramming T cells in patients with brain cancer to act like T cells in those with asthma may help to curb the growth of tumors.
Combining Disulfiram, a medication commonly used to treat chronic alcoholism, with copper ions kills medulloblastoma cancer cells and prevents new ones from growing.
Variations in the TSPO neuroinflammation-associated protein's structure correlates with worse survival outcomes for male glioblastoma brain cancer patients than females.
A combination of approved and novel therapeutics improved survival rates and reduced both tumor volume and growth for those suffering from glioblastoma brain cancer.
Cellular reprogramming of glioma cells into neural cells may be a promising treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer.