Better together: improving brain tumour treatment

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2023
by Alex Muller

“It’s a very, very specific environment,” stresses Chalmers. There’s the blood-brain barrier, for a start, and then there’s the difficulty of killing cancer cells without damaging the healthy ones around them – the ones we think, act, share and learn with; that make any of this possible.

New cancer gene-drug combinations ripe for precision medicine

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Such combinations are expected to kill cancer cells, which have mutations, but not healthy cells, which do not.

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

Instead of directly killing a cancer cell, the virus lays the groundwork for targeted drug strikes.

'Smart' scalpel could distinguish healthy brain tissue from tumors

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists have designed a smart scalpel that provides real-time guidance on whether the tissue it is tending to is cancerous or otherwise.

Electromagnetic field therapy may improve brain tumor survival

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Tumor-Treating Fields interfere with the growth of tumors by disrupting the process of cell division, causing them to fragment.