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Genetic Cause Of Most Lethal Brain Tumor Discovered-- Could Lead To New Treatment
2012-07-26 13:46:21

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have discovered that some cases of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of primary brain cancer, are caused by the fusion of two adjacent genes. The study also found that drugs that target the protein produced by this genetic aberration can dramatically slow the growth of glioblastomas in mice. The findings were published today in the online edition of the journal Science. "Our findings are doubly important," said study...

2011-12-02 01:49:00

Novel observation may help explain resistance to targeted therapies A small percentage of the deadly brain tumors called glioblastomas, which usually resist treatment with drugs targeting mutations in cell-growth genes, appears to contain extra copies of two or three of these genes at the same time. The surprising discovery by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team has major implications for the understanding of tumor biology — including the evolution of tumor...

2009-04-06 16:23:07

U.S. scientists say they have identified a receptor on the surface of cells that might provide a new target for treating brain tumors known as glioblastomas. Duke University researchers led by Madan Kwatra said the neurokinin 1 receptor, which may be expressed in all human glioblastoma cells, might prove to be an appropriate target for therapies aimed at treating brain tumors. There are some previously identified cellular targets for therapy which are now being investigated in clinical...

2009-01-05 14:47:09

U.S. researchers using mice have developed a model of the most common and deadly human brain cancer, a published study indicates. The findings advance scientists' understanding of glioblastoma, the most common and most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, accounting for 52 percent of all primary brain-tumor cases, said Inder Verma, professor in the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif. The researchers sought to mimic randomly occurring mutations that lie at the...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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