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A one-two punch for brain tumors? New clinical trial opens at U-M

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:00
Gene therapy developed by Dr. Maria Castro and Dr. Pedro Lowenstein will now get the first test in human patients. The experimental approach, based on their research while at the University of Michigan, delivers two different genes directly into the brains of patients following the operation to remove the bulk of their tumors.

New laser-based tool could dramatically improve the accuracy of brain tumor surgery, researchers show

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 15:00

Imaging technique tells tumor tissue from normal tissue, could be used in operating room for real-time guidance of surgery

Written by Kara Gavin; contact via email or at 734-764-2220.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A new laser-based technology may make brain tumor surgery much more accurate, allowing surgeons to tell cancer tissue from normal brain at the microscopic level while they are operating, and avoid leaving behind cells that could spawn a new tumor.

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