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A Neuroscientist’s Journey Through Madness

By Barbara Lipska with Elaine McArdle | April 1, 2018

After I was diagnosed with brain cancer and started to lose my mental health, the importance of my job came into clear focus.

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Immune Cells Deliver Cancer Drugs to the Brain

By Diana Kwon | June 19, 2017

Neutrophils loaded with the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel traverse the blood-brain barrier and kill residual cancer cells after tumor-resection surgery in mice.

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PubPeer Users Question a Cancer Paper

By Bob Grant | January 13, 2016

A 2012 Cancer Cell paper is under investigation after users of the post-publication peer review website raised questions about the validity of Western blot images.

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Eminent Cancer Researcher Dies

By Bob Grant | December 16, 2015

Indiana University’s David Flockhart, a pioneer of personalized medicine, has passed away at age 63. 

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Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier

By Jef Akst | November 11, 2015

Researchers deliver cancer-fighting drugs to a patient’s brain via the bloodstream, penetrating the blood-brain barrier for the first time.

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A Multi-Cancer Diagnostic?

By Kate Yandell | July 14, 2014

Researchers report an ability to detect several types of cancer in blood samples based on signatures of immune response, but some are skeptical about the utility of such a test.

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Targeted Brain Cancer Vaccine

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 25, 2014

Mouse study demonstrates the ability of a cancer vaccine targeted against a specific oncogenic mutation to elicit a protective anti-tumor immune response. 

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New Approach to Killing Cancer

By Kerry Grens | March 22, 2014

A drug tested in mice causes tumor cells to explode.  

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Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors

By Jef Akst | February 27, 2014

A new camera system supports the visualization of gliomas stained with Tumor Paint, a chlorotoxin-based imaging agent that’s currently in clinical trials.

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Radiation Therapy Damages Neurons

By Chris Palmer | July 16, 2013

Cranial irradiation, a common brain cancer treatment, disrupts neural morphology in mice in ways that resemble damage caused by neurodegenerative conditions.

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