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Veterinary college researcher studying brain tumors in people and animals

... by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). gliomas are an aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer ... has emerged as an excellent model for studying gliomas in humans. Every year about 120,000 new cases ... loss of balance, blindness and other problems. gliomas arise from glial cells, according to Rossmeisl, ...

Fluorescent cancer cells to guide brain surgeons

... gliomas are malignant brain tumors that arise from glial (supporting) cells of the brain. gliomas are often resistant to chemotherapy. These tumors grow fine extensions ...

Invasion of the brain tumors

... gliomas are highly malignant and invasive tumors with tendrils that extend far ... at the University of Calgary injected immunocompromised mice with human gliomas and compared invasive cells (which left the primary tumor site) to ...

Researchers uncover mechanism of action of antibiotic able to reduce neuronal cell death in brain

... novel therapies to treat Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntingtons disease, epilepsy, stroke/ischemia, dementia and malignant gliomas RICHMOND, Va. (May 9, 2008) Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have discovered how an antibiotic works to modulate the activity of a ...

UAB wins $5.7M neurofibromatosis grant

... therapy regimens, to treat human cancerous tumors associated with NF. Such tumors can grow and damage the nerve sheath, and they can appear as gliomas in and around the optic nerve. In addition to managing the NF Consortium operations center, UAB will be enrolling adults and children in NF ...

Last chance for media to register for ECCO 14 -- the European Cancer Conference

... Breast cancer susceptibility gene predicts outcome and response to treatment in lung cancer Improved treatment for difficult childhood brainstem gliomas First molecular profiling of colon cancer patients accurately predicts survival Quality of life after endometrial cancer treatment can be ...

Mouse brain tumors mimic those in human genetic disorder

... seen in humans. Unlike most tumors, optic pathway gliomas associated with NF1 typically stop growing after ... three weeks old, developing into optic pathway gliomas by two months of age. After that time-period, ... and expansion," Gutmann explains. Optic pathway gliomas in humans are typically surrounded by ...

Marrow-derived stem cells deliver new cytokine to kill brain tumor cells, offer protection

... their work into human clinical trials. gliomas are highly invasive tumors with poorly defined ... to deliver genes directly to tumor cells, but gliomas are especially challenging because of their ... to produce IL-23 were injected into intracranial gliomas and other areas of the brain. Treated animals ...

Targeted virus compels cancer cells to eat themselves

... was 39 cubic millimeters, while those receiving the other virus had an average tumor volume of 200 cubic millimeters. Among mice with malignant gliomas in the brain, those treated with three injections of hTERT-Ad on average lived 53 days. Those receiving the control adenoviruses lived on average 29 ...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Harnessing the measles virus to attack cancer

... more potent viral doses." The glioblastoma multiforme study, which opened today, is designed to test the safety of the virus for the treatment of gliomas and enable biological monitoring of anti-tumor activity. "The measles virus we are using in the glioblastoma multiforme trial provides a ...

Unique dual target specificity of kinase inhibitor key for success against cancer

... Importantly, dual inhibition of p110á and mTOR with a low dose of PI-103 elicited no drug-related toxicity and was highly effective against human gliomas transplanted into mice. "These data suggest that combinatorial inhibition of mTOR and p110á represents a safe and effective therapy in the ...

Possible birthplace of malignant brain tumors identified

... of atypical hyperplasia after PDGF removal described here suggests that inhibition of PDGF signaling could provide a useful therapy for those gliomas in which the pathway is upregulated, especially given the recovery of the normal architecture after regression of the hyperplasia." In a preview ...
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