Oncology & Cancer

A key culprit behind pediatric brain cancer's spread

With advances in medical science driving progress against childhood brain tumors, today three out of four young patients survive at least five years beyond diagnosis. However, the outcomes look grim when malignant cells spread, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers discover new way to starve brain tumors

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London, funded by the charity Brain Tumor Research, have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumor cells of energy in order to prevent further growth.

Oncology & Cancer

Biomarker of aggressive childhood cancer discovered

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a new diagnostic marker that distinguishes a fast-growing type of the pediatric brain cancer medulloblastoma from a less aggressive type. The researchers hope that this biomarker ...

Oncology & Cancer

Targeting a transporter to treat SHH medulloblastoma

Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have found that the ABCC4 transporter is critical to the SHH signaling pathway in the brain tumor medulloblastoma. This work provides a rationale for development of small ...

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