A new clinical trial will test whether an experimental vaccine can help patients’ immune systems to stop the spread of deadly glioblastoma brain cancer.
Researchers used an experimental molecular therapy in preclinical laboratory tests to effectively treat several types of deadly pediatric brain cancer and now propose advancing the treatment to clinical testing in children.
The memory and thinking problems experienced by cancer survivors, known as “chemo brain” or “chemo fog,” are not just the result of chemotherapy treatment, they may start as tumors form and develop, suggests a Baycrest-led study. Researchers found that female mice with a form of breast cancer demonstrated impaired performance on learning and memory tests before chemotherapy drugs were administered.
Researchers have found that a previously overlooked part of a specific gene fusion has a worsening effect on cancer cells.