Brain Tumor

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

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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.

Brain tumors fly under the body's radar like stealth jets, new U-M research suggests

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 14:15
Like a stealth fighter jet, the coating means the cells evade detection by the early-warning immune system that should detect and kill them. The stealth approach lets the tumors hide until it’s too late for the body to defeat them.