Glioblastoma

Is Zika virus the new silver lining for brain cancer patients? - Read

Is Zika virus the new silver lining for brain cancer patients? - Read

Glioblastoma affects 12,000 people per year in the United States, and was recently diagnosed in US Senator John McCain.

Sep 06, 2017, 09:02 AM IST
Salmonella: Scientists find a way to treat brain tumour by using food poisoning bacteria

Salmonella: Scientists find a way to treat brain tumour by using food poisoning bacteria

Tests in rat models with extreme cases of the disease showed a remarkable 20 percent survival rate over 100 days - roughly equivalent to 10 human years - with the tumours going into complete remission. 

Jan 13, 2017, 09:12 AM IST

Cholesterol deprivation can kill brain tumour cells

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and most aggressive form of brain cancer, which is extremely difficult to treat. 

Oct 14, 2016, 16:17 PM IST
Johnny Depp meets paralyzed fan before concert

Johnny Depp meets paralyzed fan before concert

Actor-rocker Johnny Depp met his paralyzed fan Amanda Currie ahead of the Hollywood Vampires' Connecticut concert.

Jul 13, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

New method to kill brain cancer with skin cells

The discovery can offer, for the first time in more than 30 years, a new and more effective treatment for the disease, says the study.

Feb 25, 2016, 21:34 PM IST

Drug that could limit spread of deadly brain tumours

The drug propentofylline or PPF, targets a protein called TROY.

Nov 14, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

New therapy slows down brain tumour

A new therapy that cuts off the way some cancer cells communicate significantly slows the rapid spread of a common and deadly brain tumour, new research has found.

Jul 28, 2015, 12:36 PM IST

Anti-psychotic medications new hope against brain tumours

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

Mar 09, 2014, 14:37 PM IST

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

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

Jan 19, 2014, 21:10 PM IST

Biological mechanism allows brain cancer cells to hide from drugs

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.

Dec 08, 2013, 16:59 PM IST

Breast cancer, brain tumours not caused by viruses

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

Oct 09, 2013, 18:46 PM IST

Genes responsible for brain cancer identified

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

Aug 06, 2013, 17:12 PM IST

Genetic cause behind lethal brain cancer discovered

Scientists have discovered the genetic cause behind the most common and aggressive form of primary brain cancer, they claimed.

Jul 27, 2012, 14:12 PM IST

`Tumours capable of making own blood vessels`

Tumours don`t rely on host`s blood vessels for nourishment as they can make their own blood vessel.

Nov 22, 2010, 17:14 PM IST

`Tumours capable of making own blood vessels`

Tumours don`t rely on host`s blood vessels for nourishment as they can make their own blood vessel.

Nov 22, 2010, 00:00 AM IST