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First In Class Immunostimulating Anticancer Agent able to Directly Inhibit Tumor Signaling and Kill Tumor Cells, is in Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma and Melanoma Metastatic to the Brain

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Small molecule lead drug candidate blocks a critical target for tumors and crosses the blood brain barrier; begins first brain cancer patient dosing in clinical trial at MD Anderson Cancer In the ongoing challenge to combat the almost always deadly brain cancers, namely Glioblastoma and melanoma metastasized to the brain, the pharmaceutical company Moleculin Biotech, Inc., (Nasdaq: MBRX) has initiated …

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New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Scientists have discovered a chemical compound that cuts off the “energy supply” to glioblastoma cells, making them self-destruct. Glioblastoma is a highly aggressive brain tumor. Glioblastoma is a deadly form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma tumors emerge from the sticky, supportive tissue of the brain, which gets an ample supply of blood. This makes the cancer …

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Doctors Are Using Herpes Virus to Fight Brain Cancer, and It’s Working

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From: healthline.com Modified versions of viruses could be the key to curing the deadliest forms of brain cancer. Are herpes and polio the future of brain cancer treatment? For more than 100 years, doctors and scientists have been trying to harness the power of viruses to do good. In promising new research, viruses are now being put to work against the …

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Gamma Knife™, Immunotherapy Combo Shows Promise in Managing Certain Brain Tumors

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With metastatic melanoma cases on the rise, doctors continue to search for effective treatment solutions for controlling brain tumors. Industry-leading San Diego Gamma Knife Center® says therapies combining stereotactic radiosurgery and certain immunotherapies could be the key the medical community has been searching for. Over the past 10 years, diagnoses of new cases of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, have …

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Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

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By; Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Glioblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, may have found its nemesis. New research shows that the tumor, which is notoriously difficult to treat, can be halted by an experimental compound. Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, with a median survival rate of 10–12 months. Part of the reason why glioblastomas are so deadly is that …

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Scientists taught an AI to diagnose brain cancer

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By:Mike Wehner From: bgr.com Sure, artificial intelligence might end up being the downfall of humanity as we know it — that is, if Elon Musk’s fears come to fruition — but for the time being it’s actually quite useful. A new research effort by an international team of scientists reveals that machine-learning algorithms can be a powerful tool for medicine. …

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This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

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By: Michelle Starr From: sciencealert.comoncolytic A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered that and more. Not only did the virus in question reach its target, it also stimulated the patient’s own immune system – which then also attacked the tumour. Preclinical experiments in mice, followed by window-of-opportunity trials in nine human patients, …

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High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows

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By: Ana Sandolu From: medicalnewstoday.com Common treatment options for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can be expensive and sometimes ineffective. However, a new clinical trial tests the effect of high-dose vitamin C in combination with standard treatment on health outcomes for patients with cancer. In the 1970s and 1980s, Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, together with surgeon Ewan …