New drug combination shows promise for common pediatric brain tumor

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A new combination treatment aimed at resistant and recurrent low-grade gliomas slowed tumor growth and killed tumor cells in laboratory and mouse models.
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A team at Tampere University, Finland has developed a technique using surgical smoke that allows neurosurgeons to ID cancerous tissue during surgery. A new method developed by researchers at Tampere University in Finland helps analyze surgical smoke to distinguish between malignant tissue and health tissue. The researcher’s work was recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. The technology is based on differential mobility spectrometry, wherein flue gas ions are fed into an electric field. The distribution of ions in the electric field is tissue-specific, and the tissue can be identified on the ba...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
Chow Peter D. Chang Radiographic assessment with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used to characterize gliomas, which represent 80% of all primary malignant brain tumors. Unfortunately, glioma biology is marked by heterogeneous angiogenesis, cellular proliferation, cellular invasion, and apoptosis. This translates into varying degrees of enhancement, edema, and necrosis, making reliable imaging assessment challenging. Deep learning, a subset of machine learning artificial intelligence, has gained traction as a method, which has seen effective employment in solving image-based problems, including those in me...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The authors' results show that surgical smoke from various brain tumors has distinct DMS profiles and the DMS analyzer connected to a special sampling system can differentiate between tumorous and nontumorous tissue and also between different tumor types ex vivo. PMID: 31200382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our work identified a novel pharmacologic strategy to accelerate the clinical application of the non-invasive NSCs-based therapeutic platform to tackle aggressive brain tumors.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study suggests that p62 is an effector for HMGB1-induced EMT, and may represent a novel therapeutic target in GBM.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results clearly indicated that a combination of 68Ga-DOTA-labeled EPI@CPP-gVLPs and CED can serve as a flexible and powerful synergistic treatment in brain tumors without evidence of systemic toxicity.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Conclusion: The dual-modality optical point-to-face registration fusion method and system we proposed could provide both biochemical information and structural information. The in vivo experimental results validated that the sensitivity (95.9%) of the fused map was higher than that of either single diagnostic modality (86.1% or 91.7%). Tumor staging was realized through quantitative autofluorescence spectroscopy. The proposed method will be applicable to future intelligent theranostic systems and improve many clinical neurosurgeries.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2019Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Diana A.R. Julie, Zartaj Ahmed, Stephen C. Karceski, Susan C. Pannullo, Theodore H. Schwartz, Bhupesh Parashar, A. Gabriella WernickeAbstractAs our surgical, radiation, chemotherapeutic and supportive therapies for brain malignancies improve, and overall survival is prolonged, appropriate symptom management in this patient population becomes increasingly important. This review summarizes the published literature and current practice patterns regarding prophylactic and perioperative anti-epileptic drug use. As a wide range of anti-epileptic drugs is no...
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article discusses some of the unique cognitive concerns that arise from gliomas and their impact on patient care and personal decision-making, both contemporaneously and in a postmortem context. PMID: 31186364 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law - Category: Medical Law Tags: J Am Acad Psychiatry Law Source Type: research
Conclusion: SNHG5 gene was high-expressed in glioma, knockdown of SNHG5 inhibits malignant cellular phenotypes of glioma via Wnt/CTNNB1 signaling pathway.
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
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