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Glioblastoma Protein Affected by Diuretics
Hundreds of proteins on the outside surface of cells interact with the world, moving things in, moving things out, acting as relay stations for signals to grow, move, divide and die.
An Electric Brain Cancer Cure
A new clinical trial has opened up for brain cancer patients with the most advanced and aggressive classification of tumor, glioblastoma multiforme . Effective therapies for brain cancer have been difficult due to the delicate nature of the brain, and the sheer aggression of glioblastoma multiforme only adds to the challenge. Ask your oncologist about tumor treating electrical fields. The tumor treating field system by the corporation Novocure is in the final stages of the clinical trial series over the last decade, having tested their technology in several clinical trials suc...
Testing for Brain Cancer
There's nothing simple about brain surgery, and even a minor biopsy carries substantial risks. To get around these dangers, using a spinal tap to analyze cerebrospinal fluid may soon be a viable method of diagnosing brain cancers. A study published recently showed that analysis of microRNA levels in cerebrospinal fluid proved to be a quick, effective tool for diagnosing brain cancers. Researchers found that this tool could also monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment. Ask your oncologist about microRNA analysis. A joint venture between Brigham and Women's Hospital and ...
Brain Cancer's Vaccine Treatment
Early results for a brain cancer treatment show that using an individualized cancer vaccine is safer than many treatment options. And possibly more effective than surgery.
Kids With Brain Cancer may Have New Options
Vaccination therapy to treat cancer is similar to the concept of using vaccines to prevent illness. But it can be tricky, because the threat is already present, and too strong of a reaction can cause a few problems.
Dental X-rays Increase Brain Cancer Risks
X-rays are a common part of ongoing dental care. You've probably had more than one of them. And while helpful for visualizing the structure of your teeth, dental x-rays can be dangerous, according to new research.
Scanning for Brain Cancer
Cancer cells are, by definition, malfunctioning. If researchers know what to look for, the cancer can be detected by the abnormal metabolic products the malfunctioning cells contain.
Cloud Computing Powers Brain Cancer Research
In a gift to the pediatric brain cancer community, Dell Inc. has launched an initiative that will connect doctors and non-profit organizations involved in pediatric neuro-oncology to ultimately accelerate research and treatment development.
Destroying Brain Cancer with a Virus
For a patient with recurring glioma (a type of brain cancer) who has already had surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, few options remain. That may be about to change thanks to a virus.
Cancer Supply Side Economics
Cancer tumors survive and grow in part because of a network of blood vessels they build. This is called angiogenesis . Scientists can't fully explain the process, but are beginning to understand its origins. Previously, a series of experimental results published from New York and Italy showed evidence that the blood vessel growth in the brain cancer glioblastoma was cancer-based growth, rather than normal blood vessels growing to feed tumors. Angiogenesis inhibitors such as Avastin ( bevacizumab ) would only be effective against normal blood vessels, and researchers believed that t...