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Animal study shows depriving deadly brain cancer of cholesterol kills tumour cells.

Adult brain cancers are almost always universally fatal, due in part to the biochemical composition of the central nervous system and the blood-brain barrier, which selectively and protectively limits the … Continue Reading Animal study shows depriving deadly brain cancer of cholesterol kills tumour cells.

Large-scale study identifies new epigenetic subtypes of brain cancer.

Diffuse gliomas represent 80% of all malignant brain tumours. Adult diffuse gliomas are classified and graded according to histological criteria.  However, although histopathology classification is well established it suffers from unstandardized, … Continue Reading Large-scale study identifies new epigenetic subtypes of brain cancer.

Selective mitochondrial chemotherapy, decimates brain tumours and headed for human trials.

An experimental drug that attacks brain tumour tissue by crippling the cells’ energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, state researchers … Continue Reading Selective mitochondrial chemotherapy, decimates brain tumours and headed for human trials.

Revolutionary probe enables surgeons to detect all invasive brain cancer cells during surgery.

Brain cancer patients may live longer thanks to a new cancer-detection method developed by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University and the Polytechnique Montréal. The collaborative team has … Continue Reading Revolutionary probe enables surgeons to detect all invasive brain cancer cells during surgery.

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