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Brain Tumor News

A new research effort by an international team of scientists reveals that machine-learning algorithms can be a powerful tool for medicine. The group managed to create and train an AI to successfully identify different types of brain tumors with impressive accuracy.

An international team of researchers has used methylation fingerprinting data as input to a machine-learning algorithm to identify different types of brain tumors. The team describes studying DNA methylation fingerprinting to create a system that is able to identify central nervous system (CNS) tumors and report on its accuracy.

While there are many types of radiation that are successful for cancer treatment, the benefit of using proton beams is that they target the treatment area without hitting other healthy areas, said Dr. Mitchell Machtay, chair of the UH department of radiation oncology.

There is some encouraging news in the battle against the deadliest form of brain cancer. It's an experimental drug that gets right to the tumor.

A new study by investigators finds that some types of glioblastoma tumors may be able to shed extracellular vesicles (EVs) - small packages of biomaterial - that can help to suppress the body's ability to mount an immune response against the tumor.

Called Tumor Treating Fields, the therapy was pioneered less than two decades ago by Israeli scientist Yoram Palti, who showed that when alternating electric fields are delivered at specific frequencies, they can disrupt the division of cancer cells and cause their death.

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