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2013-07-09 21:28:55

Brain cancer is the primary cause of cancer mortality in children. Even in cases when the cancer is cured, young patients suffer from the stress of a treatment that can be harmful to the developing brain. In a search for new target structures that would create more gentle treatments, cancer researchers are systematically analyzing all alterations in the genetic material of these tumors. This is the mission of the PedBrain consortium, which was launched in 2010. Led by Professor Stefan Pfister...

2013-03-22 23:04:18

Louis and Phyllis Jacobs Honored for Commitment to Brain Tumor Patients and the ABTA Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) has named Louis and Phyllis Jacobs as the recipients of the 2013 Joel A. Gingras, Jr. Award. For the past 14 years, the Jacobs have supported brain tumor patients and families in their community, as well as supported the ABTA´s brain tumor research funding initiatives. The Joel A. Gingras, Jr. Award is given annually to an...

2012-07-23 20:51:47

MDC and Charite researchers decipher the mechanism of action Neural precursor cells (NPC) in the young brain suppress certain brain tumors such as high-grade gliomas, especially glioblastoma (GBM), which are among the most common and most aggressive tumors. Now researchers of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch and Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin have deciphered the underlying mechanism of action with which...

2011-08-29 04:20:50

New imaging device enables scientists to see tumor cells traveling in the brain For the first time, scientists can see pathways to stop a deadly brain cancer in its tracks. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have imaged individual cancer cells and the routes they travel as the tumor spreads. The researchers used a novel cryo-imaging technique to obtain the unprecedented look at a mouse model of glioblastoma multiforme, a particularly aggressive cancer that...

2011-08-16 12:39:19

A clinical trial has shown that a form of gene therapy is safe for treating a deadly form of brain cancer, even when combined with radiation therapy. The phase 1b trial was conducted at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center "“ Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC "“ James) and at Methodist at Hospital in Houston, TX. The novel treatment uses an adenovirus vector called AdV-tk. The vector is taken up by cancer cells where...

2011-06-24 12:50:39

SLOW GROWTH OF CHILDHOOD BRAIN TUMORS LINKED TO GENETIC PROCESS SEEN IN SKIN MOLES --New findings could explain why some childhood brain tumors grow slowly or spontaneously regress Johns Hopkins researchers have found a likely explanation for the slow growth of the most common childhood brain tumor, pilocytic astrocytoma.  Using tests on a new cell-based model of the tumor, they concluded that the initial process of tumor formation switches on a growth-braking tumor-suppressor gene, in a...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.