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Gene Therapy Eliminates Brain Tumors Through Selective Recruitment Of Immune Cells

ScienceDaily — Scientists seeking to harness the power of the immune system to eradicate brain tumors face two major hurdles: recruiting key immune cells called dendritic cells into areas of the brain where they are not naturally found and helping them recognize tumor cells as targets for attack.

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Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier: Scientists Develop Drug Delivery System For Brain Cancers, Other Diseases

ScienceDaily — Scientists have developed a new drug delivery system that is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier to reach and kill cancer cells in the brain

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Pediatric Study Finds Alternatives For Radiation Of Low-grade Brain Tumors

ScienceDaily — A multi-institutional study led by researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has found that using chemotherapy alone and delaying or avoiding cranial radiation altogether can be effective in treating pediatric patients with unresectable or progressive low-grade glioma.

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Natural Chemical From Sea Sponges Induces Death In Cancer Cells Via Unusual Pathway

ScienceDaily — A chemical called candidaspongiolide (CAN) inhibits protein synthesis but also kills cancer cells by triggering caspase 12-dependent programmed cell death, according to an article in the Aug. 26 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Young Age May Give Survival Advantage To Children With Certain Brain Tumors

ScienceDaily — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have shown that children under 3 years old who have a brain tumor called diffuse pontine glioma (DPG) appear to have a better outcome than older children with the same cancer.

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Stem Cells: The Role Of Cancer-initiating Cells In Diagnosis And Treatment

ScienceDaily — Recent discoveries about the role of stem cells in cancer have altered the landscape of cancer research. As scientists learn more their cancer-initiating properties, stem cells are emerging as potential therapeutic targets for many types of cancers.

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Patient Trial For Virus That Attacks Brain Cancer Cells

ScienceDaily — A common, naturally occurring virus that attacks cancer cells but appears to be harmless to normal cells is being studied as a possible treatment for malignant, highly aggressive and deadly brain tumors called gliomas.

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Mouse Model Tightly Matches Pediatric Tumor Syndrome, Will Speed Drug Hunt

ScienceDaily — Frustrated by the slow pace of new drug development for a condition that causes pediatric brain tumors, a neurologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis decided to try to fine-tune the animal models used to test new drugs.

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Brain cancer drug hope from frogs

A synthetic molecule based on one found in frog egg cells could potentially be used to treat brain tumours.

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Brain tumor vaccine shows promise

A vaccine for treating a recurrent cancer of the central nervous system that occurs primarily in the brain has shown promise in preliminary data from a clinical trial at the University of California, San Francisco.

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