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Brain Tumor Research News

A mouse model of glioblastoma suggests that this recalcitrant cancer originates from a pool of stem cells that can be a significant distance away from the resulting tumors. The findings of a new study, led by Children's National Hospital researchers and published July 22 in the journal Nature Communications, suggest new ways to fight this deadly disease.

Researchers affiliated with the University of Sao Paulo's Ribeirao Preto Medical School (FMRP-USP) in Brazil have demonstrated the potential of a leukemia drug, arsenic trioxide, to treat medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer most common in children.

After discovering how a specific gene fuels a deadly form of children's brain tumor, University of Manitoba researchers have successfully decreased this cancer in mice.

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have made a new discovery that could make all the difference in diagnosing the deadliest type of brain tumor. They’ve identified a gene that causes the deadliest brain tumor: glioblastoma.

The recently published study used cutting-edge methods, such as single cell sequencing, to conduct genome-wide analysis of individual tumor cells and to describe their molecular biological characteristics. The group found that ependymomas are very heterogeneous and consist of many cells with different characteristics, which complicates their treatment and might be the reason for chemotherapy resistance.

Working at the Australian Synchrotron facility in Melbourne, the scientists tested a technique for the treatment of high-grade brain cancer using personalized microbeam radiation therapy (MRT), combining it with an innovative assessment of tumor dose-coverage. MRT uses ultra-fine X-rays—each smaller in diameter than a human hair—to destroying the cancerous tissue while not harming the surrounding healthy tissue.

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