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A Unique Amino Acid for Brain Cancer Therapy

A Unique Amino Acid for Brain Cancer Therapy

Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity — it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage. It works by injecting a drug called a photosensitizer into the bloodstream, where it gathers in cells, and then exposing the drug-filled cells […]

New target found to attack an incurable brain tumor in children

New target found to attack an incurable brain tumor in children

A study published in Molecular Cancer Research reveals that a tumor suppressor gene p16 is turned off by a histone mutation (H3.3K27M), which is found in up to 70 percent of childhood brain tumors called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). This insight suggests that restoring p16 is a promising therapeutic strategy. The authors have demonstrated […]

Brain cancer discovery reveals clues in quest for new therapies

Brain cancer discovery reveals clues in quest for new therapies

Researchers have pinpointed two key molecules that drive the growth of an aggressive type of adult brain cancer. The findings shed light on the mechanisms that underpin brain cancer progression and could eventually reveal targets for the development of much-needed therapies, researchers say. Scientists conducted lab tests on tumour cells from patients with glioblastoma, a […]