When enteric glial cells are exposed to secretions from colon tumors, the glial cells convert into promoters of tumor growth. The work demonstrates enteric glial cells’ importance in the tumor microenvironment and could lead to new targets for treatment of colon cancer.
The tumors, called high-grade gliomas, form synapses that hijack electrical signals from healthy nerve cells to drive their own growth. Experiments demonstrated that interrupting these signals with an existing anti-epilepsy drug greatly reduced the cancers’ growth in human tumors in mice, providing the first evidence for a possible new way to treat gliomas.
Immunotherapy to brain tumors Brain tumors. A new study gives insight into how cancer immunotherapies might one day be delivered directly to the brain in order to treat brain tumors. […]
A combination of chemotherapy drugs during brain cancer surgery using a biodegradable paste, leads to long-term survival, researchers have discovered. * Source
Investigators have created a new method that could make immune therapy more effective again brain tumors and expand its use against other types of solid tumors. Building on their research showing that an exciting new form of immunotherapy for cancer has activity in patients with glioblastoma, the most common and most deadly form of brain cancer, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have created a new method that could make immune therapy more effective again brain tumors and expand its use against other types of solid tumors. Their study is published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
An international team led by researchers has discovered the energy production mechanism of cancerous cells that drives the growth of the nucleolus and causes tumors to rapidly multiply. The findings […]
A new drug, known as IP1867B, could be used for future treatments of brain tumors. The research team showed that IP1867B worked with existing cancer treatments boosting their effectiveness and, […]
The multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide, paired with targeted cancer therapy, markedly shrinks patient-derived glioblastomas grown in mice by reaching stem cells at the tumor’s root, according to a new study. […]
Scientists demonstrated that applying low-intensity electrical stimulation to the brains of patients with tumors resulted in decreased blood flow within tumors while leaving the rest of the brain unchanged. Although […]
Drug target for glioblastoma Glioblastoma. A new international study has identified a new drug target for treating glioblastoma. This target is part of a never-before defined cellular pathway found to […]