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2013-09-30 14:19:00

Results from a clinical trial of a new treatment for glioblastoma suggest that researchers may have found a new approach to treating this most aggressive of brain tumors, as well as a potential new biological marker than can predict the tumor's response to treatment. Presenting the research to the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) today (Monday), Professor Wolfgang Wick will say that combining radiotherapy with an anti-cancer drug called APG101 – a fusion protein similar to an...

2013-08-19 15:03:25

A new population-based study has found that patients with glioblastoma who died in 2010, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of bevacizumab, had lived significantly longer than patients who died of the disease in 2008, prior to the conditional approval of the drug for the treatment of the deadly brain cancer. Bevacizumab is used to treat patients with certain cancers whose cancer has spread. The study appears in the journal Cancer. "There has been a great deal of debate...

Researchers Reveal Genes That Drive Brain Cancer
2013-08-06 07:59:48

Columbia University Medical Center Columbia researchers find that about 15 percent of glioblastoma patients could receive personalized treatment with drugs currently used in other cancers A team of researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center has identified 18 new genes responsible for driving glioblastoma multiforme, the most common -- and most aggressive -- form of brain cancer in adults. The study was published August 5, 2013, in...

2013-06-03 10:45:11

The angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) failed to increase overall survival (OS) or statistically significant progression-free survival (PFS) for glioblastoma patients in the frontline setting, according to research led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study was presented today on the plenary session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 Annual Meeting by Mark Gilbert, M.D., professor in MD Anderson's Department of...

2013-06-03 10:43:06

Gene panel may help personalize therapy for aggressive brain tumors A new test may help identify newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients more likely to benefit from bevacizumab (Avastin®), according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This study is associated with RTOG 0825, a large multi-center Phase III trial that evaluated the...

2013-03-13 13:43:58

Johns Hopkins researchers use a type of stem cells from human adipose tissue to chase migrating cancer cells In laboratory studies, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found that stem cells from a patient's own fat may have the potential to deliver new treatments directly into the brain after the surgical removal of a glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor. The investigators say so-called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have an unexplained ability to seek out...

2013-02-16 23:02:36

Voices Against Brain Cancer responds to an article which states that scientists have potentially discovered a genetic origin for the deadliest form of brain tumor, glioblastoma. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 On February 16, Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) responds to new research that sheds light on the origins of glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest and most common form of brain cancer. An article from Discover Magazine discusses recent findings that show that...

2013-01-19 23:00:22

Voices Against Brain Cancer offers support to Heather Knies, a now cancer free mother who battled two brain tumors. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2013 On January 19, Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) congratulates Heather Knies, who beat two brain tumors and is now cancer free and the mother of a seven-month-old daughter. Knies was diagnosed with two brain tumors at age 24. ABC News states that while this is on the young side, doctors say that people can get brain cancer at any age,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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