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After surgery or biopsy, all patients received radiotherapy & chemotherapy with the chemotherapeutic agent temozolomide; then received temozolomide again and 2/3 of them (466) were additionally treated with TTF. The study lasted 24 months, but there was an interim analysis for the outcome of mortality after 18 months. Due to positive results in this analysis, participants in the control group were then free to switch to the TTF study arm.

Research is currently pursuing several highly promising approaches in the fight against cancers that give rise to metastases in the brain. A high-level international symposium is currently taking place to discuss new approaches to prevention and treatment. "Our aim must be to prevent brain metastasis from occurring in the first place,". However, new forms of treatment are now also available for patients who already have secondary tumors in the brain.

A team of Turkish researchers developed a nano-technological drug delivery system that can overcome the natural defense mechanism that prevents drugs from reaching the tumor in brain cancer patients, without harming any healthy tissues, unlike the chemotherapy method that is generally used in treatment of the disease.

It can be hard for surgeons to tell the difference between glioblastomas and brain tissue. A new drug is helping by turning the tumor bright pink.

Glioblastomas attract "turncoats." These are macrophages, a type of immune cell, which promote tumor progression and mask tumors from the immune system's scrutiny. To better understand the cells that brain tumors recruit, scientists led by Dolores Hambardzumyan, Ph.D., developed advanced imaging techniques to visualize macrophages found in the brain tumors of living mice.

Data reinforce the safety profile of GammaTile Therapy, a surgically targeted radiation therapy (STaRT) that is designed to delay tumor regrowth for patients with recurrent intracranial neoplasms (brain tumors).

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