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Anti-psychotic medications new hope against brain tumours

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 14:37

Researchers have said that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma.

Tumour `monorail` may spell doom for cancer cells

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:21

Indian-origin scientists have successfully developed a radical new technique that may kill brain tumours by hijacking them into toxic pits or areas of the body that are safer to operate on.

Raman effect comes to improve brain tumour surgery

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 16:20

Scientist have turned to Raman effect - named after Nobel Laureate Indian physicist CV Raman who discovered inelastic scattering of light 80 years ago - to solve complicated brain tumour surgeries.

How `chameleon-like` breast cancer cells lead to brain tumours

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 21:10

A new study has explained why getting rid of breast cancer cells does not ensure that the disease won`t spread to the brain.

Biological mechanism allows brain cancer cells to hide from drugs

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 16:59

A new research has discovered a biological mechanism that allows brain tumor cells to escape from the drugs designed to target them, resulting in drug resistance.

Breast cancer, brain tumours not caused by viruses

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 18:46

A new study has disproved theories that viruses cause breast cancer and the brain tumour, glioblastoma.

Genes responsible for brain cancer identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 17:12

Eighteen genes that propel a common and aggressive form of brain cancer in adults have been identified, says a study.

Virus-drug combo can kill deadly brain tumour

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:26

A combination of the myxoma virus and the immune suppressant drug rapamycin can kill glioblastoma multiforme - the most common and deadliest malignant brain tumour, a new study claims.

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