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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,...

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...

2012-05-09 21:35:10

Study is first to show feasibility and efficacy of a new use for autologous stem cell transplant For the first time, scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have transplanted brain cancer patients' own gene-modified blood stem cells in order to protect their bone marrow against the toxic side effects of chemotherapy. Initial results of the ongoing, small clinical trial of three patients with glioblastoma showed that two patients survived longer than predicted if they had not...

2012-02-07 09:55:31

Study may aid in development of improved therapies for glioblastoma A recent discovery by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists enables the prediction of patient sensitivity to proposed drug therapies for glioblastoma — the most common and most aggressive malignant brain tumor in humans. The study, published in January in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, investigated glioblastoma models characterized by cell signaling activation and gene amplification...

2012-02-06 22:28:20

Study may aid in development of improved therapies for glioblastoma A recent discovery by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists enables the prediction of patient sensitivity to proposed drug therapies for glioblastoma — the most common and most aggressive malignant brain tumor in humans. The study, published in January in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, investigated glioblastoma models characterized by cell signaling activation and gene amplification...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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