Targeted delivery of highly toxic anti-cancer drug to brain tumors
(University of Houston) University of Houston biomedical researcher Sheeren Majd is reporting the development and testing of a new nano-carrier as a potential treatment to deliver highly toxic medicine to glioblastomas, the most common and aggressive form of primary brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

3D biopsies to better understand brain tumors
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Researchers at the Institut de Neuroci è ncies of the Universitat Aut ò noma de Barcelona (INc-UAB) obtained a highly accurate recreation of human glioblastoma's features using a novel 3D microscopy analysis. The study, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications, provides new information to help with the diagnose, by finding therapeutical targets and designing immunotherapeutical strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dr. Frederick Boop presents at the ISPN 2020 Virtual Meeting
(Le Bonheur Children's Hospital) Understanding the molecular biology of brain tumors is key to prognosis and treatment said Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute Co-Director Frederick Boop, MD, in his presentation " How Molecular Biology Impacts Clinical Practice " at the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) 2020 Virtual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combination treatment for common glioma type shows promise in mice
NIH-funded preclinical study suggests new approach to treat a type of brain tumor (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Combination treatment for common glioma type shows promise in mice
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Gliomas are common brain tumors that comprise about one third of all cancers of the nervous system. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers tested a novel combination treatment approach on mice with tumors with characteristics similar to human astrocytomas and found tumor regression in 60 percent of the mice treated. These encouraging results could be the first step toward developing a treatment for this type of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New immunotherapy target discovered for malignant brain tumors
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Scientists say they have discovered a potential new target for immunotherapy of malignant brain tumors, which so far have resisted the ground-breaking cancer treatment based on harnessing the body's immune system. The discovery, reported in the journal CELL, emerged from laboratory experiments and has no immediate implications for treating patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Child brain tumors can be classified by advanced imaging and AI
(University of Warwick) Diffusion weighted imaging and machine learning can successfully classify the diagnosis and characteristics of common types of paediatric brain tumours a UK-based multi-centre study, including WMG at the University of Warwick has found. This means that the tumour can be characterised and treated more efficiently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aggressive brain tumor mapped in genetic, molecular detail
(Washington University School of Medicine) A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has revealed a detailed map of the genes, proteins, infiltrating cells and signaling pathways that play key roles in driving glioblastoma. The study, of 99 tumors from patients, is the largest and most detailed schematic of this deadly brain tumor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers find parallels in spread of brain cancer in mammals, zebrafish
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech scientists have identified a new zebrafish model that could help advance glioblastoma multiforme research. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of primary brain tumor - fewer than one in 20 patients survive five years after diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brain tumor study reveals surprising gene deletion and method to overcome drug resistance
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Experts at Cincinnati Children's report success at averting drug resistance in a subtype of brain tumors called glioblastomas. Importantly, the research indicates that the approach may also work in other cancers, such as melanoma, that exhibit a similar pathway of drug resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 10, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evidence for routine brain tumor imaging is murky, but research can shed light
(Frontiers) After treatment, medical staff use routine brain scans to monitor progress in brain tumor patients. However, how often such scans should occur is unclear. A Position Statement from a large group of UK experts highlights that the evidence behind current scanning routines is weak. The article highlights numerous ways that researchers can gather evidence to improve scanning routines so that they are most effective and do not interfere with patient quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Former CTU President Karen Lewis dies
Lewis had considered running against then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2014 but decided against it after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT shows COVID-19 vaccine uptake
The COVID-19 vaccine shows uptake on FDG-PET/CT, and radiologists should be...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Calif. technologist dies after COVID vaccine PET/CT guidance offers valuable approach to lung biopsies PET/CT with Ga-68 tracer better for cancer patients PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment Dual-phase technique improves PET/CT brain tumor imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Covid-19 vaccine: Woman to restart chemotherapy after jab
Vicki Meredew, who received a leftover vaccine dose, will continue palliative treatment for a brain tumour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philadelphia-based Children's Brain Tumor Network to double staff thanks to $2.75M gift
The Philadelphia-based Children ’s Brain Tumor Network is doubling the size of its workforce thanks to $2.75 million in donations. The Swifty Foundation provided a $1.75 million gift to the nonprofit organization to accelerate pediatric brain tumor research around the globe. The gift was augmented by another $1 million in don ations that Swifty Foundation co-founders Al and Patti Gustafson secured by partnering with surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Illinois-based foundation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Can Brain Stem Glioma Be Cured
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New approach emerges to better classify, treat brain tumors
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A look at RNA tells us what our genes are telling our cells to do, and scientists say looking directly at the RNA of brain tumor cells appears to provide objective, efficient evidence to better classify a tumor and the most effective treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Toxoplasma Gondii Infection May Be Tied to Higher Risk of Brain Cancer Toxoplasma Gondii Infection May Be Tied to Higher Risk of Brain Cancer
Data from two prospective studies point to an association between Toxoplasma gondii infection and the risk of glioma in adults, suggesting that reducing exposure could provide an avenue to modify glioma risk, the researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Researchers link cellular transport pathway to aggressive brain cancer
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers at McGill University have identified a new cellular pathway that limits the growth and spread of brain tumors by controlling the recycling of cell surface receptor proteins. The study, which will be published January 14 in the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), suggests that the pathway, which involves a protein called Rab35, is defective in many patients with glioblastoma and that restoring Rab35's activity could be a new therapeutic strategy for this deadly form of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PET/CT guidance offers valuable approach to lung biopsies
One optimum way to reduce inconclusive lung biopsy results and better detect...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/CT with Ga-68 tracer better for cancer patients Dual-phase technique improves PET/CT brain tumor imaging PET/CT could be useful for diagnosing fever SNMMI 2020: PSMA-PET/CT changes prostate cancer management PET/CT confirms breast cancer predicted by blood markers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors
Title: Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain TumorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Recurrent GBM brain tumors with few mutations respond best to immunotherapy
(Duke University Medical Center) New insights from a team led by Duke's Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center provide potential answers about why immunotherapies have limited success against brain tumors. The team found that recurring glioblastoma tumors with very few mutations are far more vulnerable to immunotherapies than similar tumors with an abundance of mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Link Between T. gondii Infection, Glioma Risk Examined
Significant increase in glioma risk seen for those with higher antibody titers to the sag - 1 antigen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- A foodborne pathogen may be linked to a type of rare brain cancer in adults, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who have glioma are more likely to have antibodies to toxoplasma gondii than a similar group... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Link Between T. gondii Infection, Glioma Risk Examined
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Some evidence suggests that there is an increased risk for glioma among individuals who have had Toxoplasma gondii infection, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the International Journal of Cancer. James M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study identifies exposure to common food-borne pathogen linked to rare brain cancer
(American Cancer Society) A new study suggests a link between toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection and the risk of glioma, a type of brain cancer, in adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Philadelphia biotech firm acquired for $78M by North Carolina company with eye on cancer treatment
The North Carolina biopharmaceutical firm is aiming to boost its pipeline of drugs designed to combat recurrent glioma – a form of brain cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Durham biotech makes $78M deal for Philly firm to boost platform for cancer treatment
The Durham-based biopharmaceutical firm is aiming to boost its pipeline of drugs designed to combat recurrent glioma – a form of brain cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Durham biotech makes $78M deal for Philly firm to boost platform for cancer treatment
The Durham-based biopharmaceutical firm is aiming to boost its pipeline of drugs designed to combat recurrent glioma – a form of brain cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

New Clues to How Cancers Originate in the Brain
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2021 -- Researchers say a new study may offer hope for future patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. It's the brain tumor that killed Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy. Investigators from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain cancer linked to tissue healing
(University of Toronto) Brain tumours might arise from an injury that could not heal properly, Canadian scientists have found. The researches detected an increase in inflammation markers typical of injury response in the cells that give rise to glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer, indicating the cancer cells' potential role in tissue healing. The unexpected findings open new ideas about how brain tumours develop while suggesting that anti-inflammatory medications might benefit some glioblastoma patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Suicidality in patients with brain tumors: a brief literature review with clinical exemplar - Costanza A, Zenga F, Rud à R, Amerio A, Aguglia A, Serafini G, Amore M, Bondolfi G, Berardelli I, Nguyen KD.
In this study, we aimed to provide a brief literature review of epidemio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Molecular reporters expose the allies of the brain tumor
(Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) Until recently, it was unclear how and why cancer cells adapt to their environment. A team led by Gaetano Gargiulo at MDC has now developed a technology that can be used to observe the molecular processes in living cells. The researchers present their results in the journal Cancer Discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Clemson researcher identifies gene teams working in subregions of brain
(Clemson University) You must first understand how something works normally before you can figure out why it's broken. Clemson University researcher Yuqing " Iris " Hang has identified six mini gene co-expression networks for a normally functioning brain. That will allow researchers to test each of the gene teams to see if gene pairs are changing in brain tumors or people with intellectual disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New guidelines for treating the complications of brain tumours
(Medical University of Vienna) Experts from the leading oncology societies ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) and EANO (European Association of Neuro-Oncology) hav now compiled international guidelines and standards for the treatment of complications of brain tumours (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Injured Patriots Running Back Rex Burkhead Undergoes Successful Surgery
BOSTON (CBS) — Rex Burkhead is in good spirits after undergoing surgery on Tuesday. The Patriots running back provided a quick update on his Instagram account on Thursday morning, saying he’s already on the road to recovery. Burkhead is done for the season after tearing his ACL against the Houston Texans two weeks ago. He was sporting a giant brace on his right leg — and a huge smile — in his Instagram post Thursday. “Successful surgery Tuesday and on the road to recovery now!” his post read. “Rockin my @teamjackfoundation ‘Twice The Fight’ shirt for the Hoffman family!...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: NFL Patriots Sports Syndicated Sports Uncategorized New England Patriots Rex Burkhead Sports News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What are olfactory hallucinations?
Hallucinations are sensory perceptions of things that are not present. These perceptions may be sights, sounds, smells or sensations on the skin. Causes of hallucinations include head injury, Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, a brain tumor, schizoaffective disorder, temporal lobe seizure and a medication side effect. With phantosmia, or olfactory hallucinations, a person detects smells [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 3, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Russell Watson health: 'I was lucky to survive' - I'm A Celeb star explains symptoms
RUSSELL WATSON headed into the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! castle earlier this month on ITV. The opera singer has previously explained that he's "lucky to survive" having two brain tumour diagnoses. What are the symptoms and signs of a brain tumour that you should know about? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: A First as Brain Surgery Done on Awake Patient at Nairobi Hospital
[Nation] It is a fascinating surgery used to remove brain tumours where the patient remains awake throughout the entire procedure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First large-scale proteogenomic analysis offers insights into pediatric brain tumors
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) A comprehensive " proteogenomic " analysis of the proteins, genes, and RNA transcription involved in pediatric brain tumors has yielded a more complete understanding of these tumors, which are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children. The results could help physicians more accurately identify different types of tumors and methods for treating them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Russell Watson health: I'm A Celeb star explains brain tumour symptoms - 'A minefield'
RUSSELL WATSON will be heading into the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! castle tonight, on ITV. But the opera singer has previously spoken out about his two former brain tumour diagnoses. These are the symptoms and signs of the condition that you should know about. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain tumours and COVID-19: the patient and caregiver experience, International Brain Tumour Alliance
The International Brain Tumour Alliance has released a plain language summary of its international survey on how COVID-19 was affecting brain tumour patients and their families. The survey, in seven languages, was done in collaboration with the Society for Neuro-Oncology COVID-19 Task Force. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eddie Van Halen was diagnosed with brain tumour and stage four lung cancer, says son Wolfgang
Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang has discussed his father's condition in the years leading up to his death in an interview with Howard Stern. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glioblastoma nanomedicine crosses into brain in mice, eradicates recurring brain cancer
(University of Michigan) A new synthetic protein nanoparticle capable of slipping past the nearly impermeable blood-brain barrier in mice could deliver cancer-killing drugs directly to malignant brain tumors, new research from the University of Michigan shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Experts detail evidence base for cognitive rehabilitation for neurological conditions
(Kessler Foundation) Dr. DeLuca: 'Using specialized techniques such as structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, and electroencephalography, we are documenting how cognitive interventions effect changes in neural activation and connectivity that correlate with improvements in language, memory, attention, and motor function. Through neuroimaging analysis, we are learning more about the neuroplasticity of the brain in MS and schizophrenia, which will challenge researchers to apply these approaches to populations where more investigation is needed, such as children with brain injuries a...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combination Treatment Fails to Improve Survival in Recurrent Glioma Combination Treatment Fails to Improve Survival in Recurrent Glioma
Following tumor resection in patients with recurrent glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma, treatment with vocimagene amiretrorepvec and with flucytosine provides no improvement in overall survival, according to an open-label phase 2/3 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Researchers at Harvard ’s Massachusetts General Hospital Develop a Non-Invasive Liquid Biopsy Blood Test to Detect and Monitor Common Brain Tumors in Adults
Breakthrough assay a ‘tenfold improvement over any prior assay for TERT mutations in the blood for brain tumors,’ MGH says in an affirmation of a diagnostic technology clinical labs might soon use In recent years, investors have poured tens of millions of dollars into companies that promised to create non-invasive cancer tests which use liquid […] The post Researchers at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital Develop a Non-Invasive Liquid Biopsy Blood Test to Detect and Monitor Common Brain Tumors in Adults first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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New 3D technique boosts brain tumor visibility on MRI
A new 3D imaging technique that improves brain tumor visibility on MRI has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use F-18 fluciclovine PET/MRI to stage prostate cancer New calculator assesses cognitive decline on brain MRI Working group uses MRI to analyze brain trauma Study supports more use of MRI in patients with implants Study confirms viability of low-field MRI for ICH (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news