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Low-grade brain tumor diagnosis redefined

A tumor's DNA composition plays a key role in whether a glioma may transform into a more serious glioblastoma.

Survival in adult patients with low-grade brain tumors has improved

Survival in adult patients with low-grade brain tumors has improved

Outcomes for patients with low-grade gliomas have improved significantly in recent years, according to an analysis of clinical data collected from a US cancer registry over the past decade.

Drug treatment may benefit only select group of patients with glioblastoma

Drug treatment may benefit only select group of patients with glioblastoma

Clinicians testing dasatinib, approved for several blood cancers, were hoping to find that it would slow the growth of glioblastomas.

Identifying mutations in relapsed pediatric neuroblastoma may lead to better treatment options

Identifying mutations in relapsed pediatric neuroblastoma may lead to better treatment options

Majority of pediatric patients with relapsed neuroblastoma studied harbored mutations that promoted RAS-MAPK pathway signaling.

IDH gene may serve as prognostic marker in anaplastic astrocytoma

New research indicates that the IDH1 gene might be a prognostic marker for a rare form of brain cancer.

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Low-grade brain tumor diagnosis redefined

A tumor's DNA composition plays a key role in whether a glioma may transform into a more serious glioblastoma.

Survival in adult patients with low-grade brain tumors has improved

Outcomes for patients with low-grade gliomas have improved significantly in recent years, according to an analysis of clinical data collected from a US cancer registry over the past decade.

Drug treatment may benefit only select group of patients with glioblastoma

Clinicians testing dasatinib, approved for several blood cancers, were hoping to find that it would slow the growth of glioblastomas.

Identifying mutations in relapsed pediatric neuroblastoma may lead to better treatment options

Majority of pediatric patients with relapsed neuroblastoma studied harbored mutations that promoted RAS-MAPK pathway signaling.

Viral immunotherapy for skin cancer shows patient benefit in phase 3 trial

A genetically engineered herpes virus can be used to kill off skin cancer cells and galvanize the immune system, according to phase 3 clinical trial data.

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