Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor

Music is not only a major part of Dan Fabbio's life, as a music teacher it is his livelihood. So when doctors discovered a tumor located in the part of his brain responsible for music function, he began a long journey that involved a team of physicians, scientists, and a music professor and culminated with … Continue reading Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor

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New immunotherapy for malignant brain tumors

It is relatively easy to treat cancer in the early stages. However, it is far more difficult to successfully treat advanced cancer. Treatment of brain tumors is particularly challenging because regulatory T-cells accumulate in brain tumors and suppress an immune attack. In several steps using a new strategy and a novel drug, Burkhard Becher's team … Continue reading New immunotherapy for malignant brain tumors

Microencapsulation produces uniform drug release vehicle

Consistently uniform, easily manufactured microcapsules containing a brain cancer drug may simplify treatment and provide more tightly controlled therapy, according to Penn State researchers. "Brain tumors are one of the world's deadliest diseases," said Mohammad Reza Abidian, assistant professor of bioengineering, chemical engineering and materials science and engineering. "Typically doctors resect the tumors, do radiation … Continue reading Microencapsulation produces uniform drug release vehicle

Novel insight into ‘hot’ experimental cancer treatment

Physicists from the University of York have carried out new research into how the heating effect of an experimental cancer treatment works. Magnetic hyperthermia is viewed as an attractive approach for the treatment of certain cancers as it has no known side effects compared to more conventional therapies such as chemotherapy. It is particularly suitable … Continue reading Novel insight into ‘hot’ experimental cancer treatment