Researchers have identified three regions in the genome where significant genetic differences between the sexes exist. These differences also varied by cancer type. The findings suggest specific genetic tests tailored to the different sexes could help assess cancer risks.
A synthetic, non-toxic form of scorpion venom helps illuminate brain tumors when stimulated by a near-infrared laser. A clinical trial of the agent showed it to be safe for use in brain cancer patients.
Based on a large scale meta analysis, researchers report striking differences between children's high grade gliomas, so much so that they could be split into 10 different subtypes based on different characteristics. The findings have important implications for developing new and individualized treatments.
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Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed what they believe to be the first clinical application of a new...
Researchers discover the mTOR pathway is highly active in many cases of pediatric low-grade glioma. Blocking the pathway lead to a decreased growth of the brain tumors.
“We identified a subset of brain tumor cells that are slower growing or remain at rest, and appear to be the source of cancer recurrence after standard therapy in which the drug temozolomide is given to stop the tumor’s growth,” said Dr. Luis Parada. “Current therapy targets fast-growing tumor cells but not those responsible for new tumors. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first identification of a cancer stem-like cell in a spontaneously forming tumor inside a mammal.”
Researchers use PET neuroimaging technology to help determine which children with DIPG brain cancer will benefit best from Avastin.
Researchers have developed a unique and inexpensive device which lights up malignant brain tumors.
Researchers have developed a promising new combination therapy for the treatment of glioblastoma brain cancer.
Researchers report an experimental treatment has shown to be able to stop treatment resistant glioblastoma in human cells and mouse models.