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2012-05-03 15:47:05

They build "spaghetti models" of cancer progression similar to meteorologists' models for predicting hurricane paths Using mathematical models, researchers in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) program at Moffitt Cancer Center are focusing their research on the interaction between the tumor and its microenvironment and the "selective forces" in that microenvironment that play a role in the growth and evolution of cancer. According to Alexander R. A. Anderson, Ph.D., chair of...

2012-05-01 23:03:27

ABTA Recognizes May as Brain Tumor Awareness Month Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. In acknowledgement of this time of increased attention and awareness, the American Brain Tumor Association (http://www.abta.org) offers these “Top Ten” facts and statistics about brain tumors: 1)    More than 600,000 people in the United States are currently living with a brain tumor–approximately 209 out of every 100,000 people....

2012-04-16 05:09:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A new compound has shown evidence of stopping the spread of tumors while also improving brain cancer treatment in animals, researchers explore how this could this work for humans. Traditional treatment of invasive brain tumors consists of a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, with this treatment few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis. The reason for this is because the effectiveness of the treatment is limited by the tumor's aggressive...

2012-03-29 02:37:18

Researchers from Emory and the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a new treatment approach that appears to halt the spread of cancer cells into normal brain tissue in animal models. Treating invasive brain tumors with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation has improved clinical outcomes, but few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis. The effectiveness of treatment is limited by the tumor's aggressive invasion of healthy brain tissue, which restricts...

2012-03-22 22:45:29

Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute have developed a technique for detecting an "oncometabolite", a chemical produced by some brain tumors´ warped metabolism, via non-invasive imaging. Their approach could allow doctors to know not only that a brain tumor is there, but also that it carries a particular genetic mutation. The researchers´ technique uses magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to measure a chemical, 2-hydroxyglutarate, which is scarce in normal tissues....

2012-03-16 11:13:08

Brain-tumor cells that are infected with a cancer-killing virus release a protein "alarm bell" that warns other tumor cells of the impending infection and enables them to mount a defense against the virus, according to a study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James). The infected tumor cells release a protein called CCN1 into the narrow space between...

Researchers Create Living Model Of Brain Tumor
2012-02-17 04:58:29

Brown University scientists have created the first three-dimensional living tissue model, complete with surrounding blood vessels, to analyze the effectiveness of therapeutics to combat brain tumors. The 3-D model gives medical researchers more and better information than Petri dish tissue cultures. The researchers created a glioma, or brain tumor, and the network of blood vessels that surrounds it. In a series of experiments, the team showed that iron-oxide nanoparticles ferrying the...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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