Nano technology targets brain cancer

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By: Liv Osby From: greenvilleonline.com Brain cancer can be difficult to treat and existing therapies can have devastating side effects. But a Clemson University researcher hopes an approach he is working on will be a game changer in treating the often deadly disease. Frank Alexis is working on developing nanoparticles — about 10,000 times smaller than a human hair — …

New company developing medical imaging tool

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UNIVERSITY SPINOFF AIMS TO HIT THE MARK PRECISELY WITH BRAIN-SCANNING TOOL As brain surgeons test new procedures and drugs to treat conditions ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain cancer, accuracy is becoming an ever-greater issue. In treating the brain, the state of the art today starts with images from a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner, usually made a few days before …

Researchers discover new genes that promote brain cancer

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A new collaborative study carried out by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), UC San Diego, the German Cancer Research Center, the University of Heidelberg (Germany), and 33 other research institutions has identified two oncogenes, called GFI1 and GFI1B, that drive the development of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. The findings, published June 22 in …

ZIOPHARM Presents Encouraging Data

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From: zacks.com ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. presented encouraging data on its oncology candidate Ad-RTS-IL-12 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT). The company stated that Ad-RTS-IL-12 demonstrated potent anti-tumor and anti-cancer stem cell effects in glioma (brain cancer) preclinical and clinical studies. Reduction in tumor mass was observed with Ad-RTS-IL-12 arm as compared to …

Providence vaccine uses listeria to attack brain cancer

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By: Lynne Terry From: oregonlive.com On a weekend jaunt with girlfriends, Valerie Miles had just sat down at a long picnic table at a restaurant in San Diego. She picked up the menu and strained to read it but could not make out the words. The next thing she knew she was in an ambulance. She had had a grand …

No viral cause for breast cancer and brain tumors

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From: YottaFire A major study conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now disproved theories of a viral cause for breast cancer and the brain tumour, glioblastoma. The study, which was based on over seven billion DNA sequences and which is published in Nature Communications, found no genetic traces of viruses in these forms of cancer. It has been scientifically proven that …

MD Anderson Researcher Reassesses Avastin’s Function In Treating Brain Cancer

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From BioNews TX With the cancer drug Avastin on the ropes after losing FDA support for the treatment of breast cancer two years ago and an increasing chorus of criticism, an MD Anderson researcher has weighed in on where he thinks the drug’s effectiveness lies.  In a recent cancer study conducted at MD Anderson for the initial treatment of glioblastoma, one …

You Have Cancer? What Next?

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You’ve just heard those three words from your doctor, “You have cancer”, and you know that your life will be changed forever.  Now what?  If you are like me, you will do what your doctor tells you to do as you speed through all of the testing and preparation for round one of either treatment or surgery.  And before you …