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In NIH trial, selumetinib shrinks tumors, provides clinical benefit for children with NF1

Findings from a phase 2 clinical trial show that the drug selumetinib improves outcomes for children with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). In the trial, selumetinib shrank the inoperable tumors that develop with NF1 called plexiform neurofibromas, and children experienced reduced pain, improved function, and better overall quality …

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New imaging technique enables the study of 3-D printed brain tumors

Glioblastoma (histology slide). Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Glioblastomas are complex, fast-growing malignant brain tumors that are made up of various types of cells. Even with aggressive treatment—which often includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy—glioblastomas are difficult to treat, leading to an average survival of 11-15 months. In research published in Science …

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Developing sensors for tumors and dengue fever

Miniature electronic dengue biosensor. Credit: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Researchers from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) have developed a tumor biosensing chip that can help determine the optimum dosage of chemotherapy required for a cancer patient. Developed by Prof. Anis Nurashikin Nordin and her team, the miniature chip …

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