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Brain Tumor Research News

Diverse Biotech, Inc. has announced it has signed an initial partnership agreement with The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center to study its potential new therapeutic candidates in glioblastoma. The research will be performed in animal models of the disease to evaluate the efficacy and tissue distribution of Diverse Biotech's new drug compounds.

To help doctors differentiate between the severity of cancers in the brain, an international team of researchers built a machine learning model that uses complex mathematics to learn how various types of brain tumors look in the brain.

In a recent study published in Autophagy, researchers at Kanazawa University show how abnormalities in a gene called TPR can lead to pediatric brain cancer.

The combined analysis of texture parameters of the CARS and TPEF signal proved to be most suited for the discrimination of non-tumor brain versus brain tumors (low and high grade astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, glioblastoma, recurrent glioblastoma, brain metastases of lung, colon, renal and breast cancer and of malignant melanoma) leading to a correct rate of 96% (sensitivity: 96%, specificity: 100%).

Treatment for patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma varies based on the size and location of the tumor, but historically it’s been comprised of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The new drug trial happening at UAB is focused on a different type of therapy, Drug Resistant Immunotherapy (DRI)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) continues to evolve as a worldwide leader in biomedicine, research and innovation. A Birmingham-based biopharmaceutical company has now announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical study of a novel Drug Resistant Immunotherapy (DRI) technology for the treatment of patients with newly-diagnosed glioblastoma. This trial is being conducted at UAB and is now active and open for enrollment.

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