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Scientists just figured out how to shrink tumors using robots built from DNA strands. Their new technique was tested on breast, skin, ovary and lung cancers in both mice and pigs. It's a win because the robots can find and attack cancer cells, starving them of fresh blood supply, without hurting the rest of the body.

The collaboration of a chemical engineer who has done extensive computer modeling of biological and engineering systems a neurobiologist whose expertise is in cell motion and behavior in the brain, has produced a new and freely available computer program that predicts cancer cell motion and spread with high accuracy.

Researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, led by Damian A. Almiron Bonnin, MD-Ph.D. candidate of the Mark Israel laboratory, are devising strategies to prevent brain tumors from becoming resistant to anti-tumor drug treatment.

At age 7, Bella is seeing better results from a precise radiation called “proton beam therapy.”
“This type of radiation can go to the tumor, stop and then come back out,” said Josh, “whereas traditional radiation would pass through and then kinda bounce around.”

A common cold virus engineered to attack the most common and deadly of brain tumors allowed 20% of patients with recurrent glioblastoma to live for 3 years or longer, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report on a phase I clinical trial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting the PD-1 pathway could be a promising approach in treating certain children with an aggressive form of brain cancer known as supratentorial pediatric ependymoma, researchers suggest. Pediatric ependymoma (EPN) is the third most common cancer of the central nervous system.

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