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.
A glioma is a type of tumour that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells. The most common site of … Continue Reading First ever study shows how astrocytes help to spread glioma.
Structural proteins perform much like their name suggests, they maintain cell shape and make up connective tissues like cartilage and bone. Telling a cell biologist that a structural protein is … Continue Reading Transcription factor doubling as a structural protein identified in world’s first.
After generating new brain tumour models researchers at Cedars-Sinai have identified the previous unknown role of a family of genes underlying tumour growth in a wide spectrum of high grade … Continue Reading Researchers identify genes critical for high grade brain tumour growth.
Deadly brain tumours called high-grade gliomas grow with the help of nerve activity in the cerebral cortex, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of … Continue Reading Researchers show that brain cancer proliferation is stimulated by nerve activity in the cortex.
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.
Glioblastomas are a highly aggressive type of brain tumour, with few effective treatment options. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are one step closer to understanding glioblastoma development following the identification of … Continue Reading Researchers map protein pathway involved in brain tumour stem cell growth.
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.
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered that brain tumours are capable of burning acetate for fuel, providing a new potential target for halting tumour growth. The opensource study is published … Continue Reading Neuro-oncologists discover cancer cells can burn acetate for fuel.
An international consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine has identified for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma (brain tumours that appear in two or … Continue Reading Researchers have identified the first gene associated with familial glioma.