Neuro-Oncology News


Aug 09, 2019
Adding multiple sclerosis drug to targeted cancer therapy may improve glioblastoma outcomes
By reaching stem cells at the tumor's root, multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide, paired with targeted cancer therapy, markedly shrinks patient-derived glioblastomas grown in mice.
May 29, 2019
Computer-assisted diagnostic procedure enables earlier detection of brain tumor growth
Procedure helps physicians detect the growth of low-grade brain tumors earlier and at smaller volumes than visual comparison alone.
Mar 27, 2019
Low-dose radiation therapy improves delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles to brain tumors
New study finds that radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising the possibility of using both growth-factor-targeted and immune-system-based therapies against the deadly brain tumor.
Mar 04, 2019
Radiation after surgery triples survival for a type of pediatric brain tumor
Study shows that postoperative radiation improves outcomes for children with ependymoma, even those with historically poor prognoses and the very young.
Jan 07, 2019
How does solid stress from brain tumors cause neuronal loss, neurologic dysfunction?
Study also finds that lithium treatment may protect against the effects of brain tissue compression.
Nov 20, 2018
New drug discovery could halt spread of brain cancer
Drug can block the way cancer cells respond to fluid flow.
Aug 21, 2018
Children with brain tumors who undergo radiation less likely to recall recent events
"The surprise, and the up side, is that episodic memories from before the children's treatment were spared," Baylor researcher says.
Nov 06, 2017
Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies
Scientists find that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans.
Sep 13, 2017
Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
Infection with Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases as well as some cancers.