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Brain Tumor Research News

A type of ultrasound scan can detect cancer tissue left behind after a brain tumor is removed more sensitively than surgeons, and could improve the outcome from operations, a new study suggests.

The way we think about treating brain cancers is being quietly revolutionized, buried beneath recent headline-grabbing announcements pertaining to COVID-19. A series of discoveries and breakthroughs in oncology, especially those targeting glioblastoma.

“They drill a small hole in the bone or the skull,” Desjardins says. “It’s just above the tumor. Then, they put a small needle in.” It’s similar to a brain biopsy, but instead of taking a sample out, they put something in the brain. In this case, it was a bacterial toxin that attached to the receptors of the tumor cells.

New analysis of 3D images and quantitative data "will help to appreciate from within how the tumor is built in its full dimensionality, and to identify where different cell types are located", explains George Paul Cribaro, first author of the study. "It provides more complete information than the usual 2D analyses performed for neuropathological diagnosis".

A research team from both Scottish and UK institutions using infrared spectroscopy at Diamond Light Source reports a major advance in brain tumor diagnosis made by. This will enable non-invasive diagnoses of primary brain tumors (gliomas) and accelerate results as they will be available in real-time from a read out showing the kinds of mutations present in the gliomas of their patient.

Scientists from Korea and China have developed a multi-functional platform using gold nanostructures that allows growth of 3D spheroid cancer cells and their real-time monitoring under drug treatment in a non-invasive and repeatable fashion, crowning a novel approach to creating a realistic brain tumor model along with a rapid and precise method for anti-cancer drug screening.

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