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2011-09-20 00:13:36

Study led by St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital scientists points to possible new treatment targets for diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas; may tip the scales in the current debate about tumor biopsies The largest study ever of a rare childhood brain tumor found more than half the tumors carried extra copies of specific genes linked to cancer growth, according to research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators. The findings identify possible new targets for...

2011-09-14 05:30:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Glioma, one of the most deadly and common types of brain tumor, is often associated with seizures, but the origins of these seizures and effective treatments for them have been elusive. Scientists have found that human gliomas implanted in mice release excess levels of the brain chemical glutamate, overstimulating neurons near the tumor and triggering seizures. The researchers also found that sulfasalazine, a drug on the market for treating certain inflammatory...

2011-09-12 12:03:35

Glioma, one of the most deadly and common types of brain tumor, is often associated with seizures, but the origins of these seizures and effective treatments for them have been elusive. Now a team funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that human gliomas implanted in mice release excess levels of the brain chemical glutamate, overstimulating neurons near the tumor and triggering seizures. The researchers also found that sulfasalazine, a drug on the market for treating...

2011-07-07 19:44:25

Researchers have uncovered a new target that could stop the growth of glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. In the July 8th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, a new study identifies an enzyme found in glioma stem cells that allows them to grow and seed tumors. Importantly, normal stem cells, including those in the brain, don't appear to share that same dependency. "When thinking about therapeutics [targeting cancer stem cells], you have to be careful that you aren't...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tocagen Inc. today announced the company is enrolling patients with recurrent high grade glioma, such as those with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM, Grade 4), in its first-in-human clinical trial of Toca 511. The multicenter, open-label study is evaluating the safety and tolerability of single ascending doses of Toca 511 administered intratumorally followed by cycles of the prodrug 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) in patients who have failed prior surgery and...

2011-04-19 16:50:30

Findings show that damage to surrounding tissue may play role in determining high-grade glioma patients' long-term outcome Minimizing neurological side effects in patients with high-grade glioma from chemoradiation may result in improved patient survival, a new study from radiation oncologists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson suggests. These findings were reported in the April issue of the British Journal of Cancer. The researchers found that the occurrence of early side effects, such...

2011-04-11 08:13:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Epileptic seizures may be an indicator of developing brain tumors in the years to come, according to research published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The researchers based their findings off first-time admissions for epilepsy from the Oxford Record Linkage Study (ORLS) from 1963 to 1998 and national Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data for England from 1999 to 2005. The data showed the risk for developing a brain tumor from epileptic...

2011-04-07 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Linda Roberts was puzzled when her favorite food, chocolate ice cream, suddenly did not taste good, and her prized orchids didn't smell nice either. When she began having sudden, severe headaches, she mentioned the changes in taste and smell to her doctor. After several tests, Roberts was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive form of brain tumor. As frightening as the diagnosis was, Roberts took the time to research...

2011-02-26 00:00:03

New Service Links Brain Tumor Patients with Appropriate Clinical Trials Des Plaines, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 The American Brain Tumor Association today launched TrialConnectâ“ž¢, a service that links brain tumor patients with appropriate clinical trials based on the patient's tumor type and treatment history. The free and confidential service, administered by EmergingMed, is offered in English and Spanish....


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.