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Spherical Shape of New Drug Holds Promise for Bypassing the Blood Brain Barrier and Treating Aggressive Brain Cancer

Spherical Shape of New Drug Holds Promise for Bypassing the Blood Brain Barrier and Treating Aggressive Brain Cancer

An investigational drug with a novel spherical nucleic acid structure has the potential to cross the blood-brain barrier to treat glioblastoma multiforme.

Cognitively Engaging Activities Often Discontinued After Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors

Cognitively Engaging Activities Often Discontinued After Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors

Survivors of primary brain tumors tend to freely discontinue cognitively engaging activities to compensate for diminishing cognitive function after treatment completion.

Research Shows Temozolomide Has Potential to Increase Depression

Research Shows Temozolomide Has Potential to Increase Depression

Temozolomide, an antimitotic chemotherapy used to treat brain cancer, demonstrated the potential to increase depression in a mouse model.

Radiation Protocol Deviations Linked to Worse Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Malignancy

Radiation Protocol Deviations Linked to Worse Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Malignancy

Deviation from radiation treatment protocol in young children being treated for brain neoplasms was associated with decreased overall survival.

High-Dose Vitamin C Infusions Increase Cancer Cell Sensitivity to Chemotherapy, Radiation

High-Dose Vitamin C Infusions Increase Cancer Cell Sensitivity to Chemotherapy, Radiation

Regular infusions of high doses of vitamin C safely increased cancer cell sensitivity to treatment in patients with brain and lung cancers.

Brain Cancer Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials May Benefit Oncology Patients

Research on the effects of research demonstrated that oncology-related clinical trials provide measurable benefits in terms

Older Patients Under-Represented in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials

Older adults are underrepresented in clinical trials of cancer drugs, according to study findings presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Older Adults Under-Represented in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials

Patients aged 80 years and older had a cancer incidence of 16% in 2013 yet made up only 4% of cancer drug clinical trial participants during 2005-2015.

Cognitive Computing Expedites Matching Patients to Clinical Trials

IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching compares study enrollment criteria with patient data in electronic medical records.

Spherical Shape of New Drug Holds Promise for Bypassing the Blood Brain Barrier and Treating Aggressive Brain Cancer

An investigational drug with a novel spherical nucleic acid structure has the potential to cross the blood-brain barrier to treat glioblastoma multiforme.

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