Duke Vaccine Extends Survival for Patients with Deadly Brain Cancers
A new vaccine added to standard therapy appears to offer a survival advantage for patients suffering from glioblastoma (GBM), the most deadly form of brain cancer, according to a study from researchers at Duke University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Oct. 4, 2010
Treatment to Prevent Strokes Varies Nationwide
Treatment to clear up blockage in the carotid arteries of the neck to prevent stroke is highly variable across the country, potentially illustrating a lack of consensus among doctors about the best way to treat at-risk patients, according to an analysis conducted by researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
July 26, 2010
Duke to Host 'Angels Among Us' Walk
The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center will host its annual Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk Saturday, April 24, 2010.
Apr. 21, 2010
Discovery Makes Brain Tumor Cells More Responsive to Radiation
Duke University Medical Center researchers have figured out how stem cells in the malignant brain cancer glioma may be better able to resist radiation therapy. And using a drug to block a particular signaling pathway in these cancer stem cells, they were able to kill many more glioma cells with radiation in a laboratory experiment.
Dec. 2, 2009
Duke Researchers Find Rapid Maturation of Neurons at Birth
At the moment a newborn switches from amniotic fluid to breathing air, another profound shift occurs: nerve cells in the brain convert from hyperexcitability to a calm frame against which outside signals can be detected.
Nov. 17, 2009