Tag: emerging treatment
Analysis shows Deputax-M is unsuccessful
Deputax-M failed to meet its target overall survival during an interim analysis of a phase 3 clinical trial in glioblastoma
Nivolumab fails to meet its target
Nivolumab, an immunotherapy drug, has been unsuccessful in improving overall survival in a phase 3 clinical trial when tested in newly diagnosed glioblastoma with unmethylated MGMT
New treatments for diffuse midline gliomas
A new type of drug that targets a particular protein could become the first ever treatment designed for children with diffuse midline gliomas (formerly known as DIPG)
A new, non-disruptive brain surgery technology is now being used in London
BrainPath is a surgical technique that uses the brain’s own tissue folds to tract a path to the tumour site. It is designed to be minimally invasive.
NHS England to double pioneering form of robotic radiosurgery
The targeted radiotherapy treatment will be offered to more than 6,200 patients a year by 2018/19 as part of NHS England’s Cancer Strategy.
Research developments in 2016: what the experts think
A major study has asked medical experts across the University of California, San Francisco, what they see as real developments in the coming year.
How the deadly Lassa and Ebola viruses could help destroy brain tumour cells
Deadly viruses are being combined with a cancer cell killing virus in trials aimed at destroying glioma brain tumours.
GM algae holds potential breakthrough in treating brain tumours
Australian researchers, coordinating with teams from Germany, have trialled genetically-modified algae loaded with chemotherapy drugs and found that they destroy 90% of cancer cells while leaving healthy ones intact.
Canadian scientists develop ‘game-changer’ blood-brain barrier treatment
Claiming to be a world’s first, Canadian scientists have used targeted ultrasound and microbubbles to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into brain tumours.
Our response to the Accelerated Access Review
The interim report of the Accelerated Access Review, a UK Government review looking at ways to speed up patient access to new drugs, was published on the 27th October.
Bristol pioneers new development in Gamma Knife radiosurgery
A pioneering development in Gamma Knife radiosurgery treatment of brain tumours is undergoing trials at Bristol Royal Infirmary.