Brain-and-Spinal-Tumors-Information-Page

Brain and Spinal Tumors Information Page


What research is being done?

Scientists continue to investigate ways to better understand, diagnose, and treat CNS tumors.  Experimental treatment options may include new drugs,  gene therapy, surgery , radiation, biologic modulators that enhance the body's overall immune system to recognize and fight cancer cells, and a combination of therapies.  Of particular interest to scientists is the development of tailored therapeutics--involving a combination of targeted agents that use different molecules to reduce tumor gene activity and suppress uncontrolled growth by killing or reducing the production of tumor cells--to treat tumors based on their genetic makeup.  Researchers continue to search for additional clinical biomarkers (molecules or other substances in the blood or tissue that can be used to diagnose or monitor a particular disorder) of CNS tumors.  Other researchers are testing different drugs and molecules to see if they can modulate the normal activity of the blood-brain barrier and better target  tumor cells and associated blood vessels.  Also under investigation are ways to improve drug delivery to the tumor and to prevent the side-effects of cancer treatments.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Brain Tumors

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What research is being done?

Scientists continue to investigate ways to better understand, diagnose, and treat CNS tumors.  Experimental treatment options may include new drugs,  gene therapy, surgery , radiation, biologic modulators that enhance the body's overall immune system to recognize and fight cancer cells, and a combination of therapies.  Of particular interest to scientists is the development of tailored therapeutics--involving a combination of targeted agents that use different molecules to reduce tumor gene activity and suppress uncontrolled growth by killing or reducing the production of tumor cells--to treat tumors based on their genetic makeup.  Researchers continue to search for additional clinical biomarkers (molecules or other substances in the blood or tissue that can be used to diagnose or monitor a particular disorder) of CNS tumors.  Other researchers are testing different drugs and molecules to see if they can modulate the normal activity of the blood-brain barrier and better target  tumor cells and associated blood vessels.  Also under investigation are ways to improve drug delivery to the tumor and to prevent the side-effects of cancer treatments.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Brain Tumors

Scientists continue to investigate ways to better understand, diagnose, and treat CNS tumors.  Experimental treatment options may include new drugs,  gene therapy, surgery , radiation, biologic modulators that enhance the body's overall immune system to recognize and fight cancer cells, and a combination of therapies.  Of particular interest to scientists is the development of tailored therapeutics--involving a combination of targeted agents that use different molecules to reduce tumor gene activity and suppress uncontrolled growth by killing or reducing the production of tumor cells--to treat tumors based on their genetic makeup.  Researchers continue to search for additional clinical biomarkers (molecules or other substances in the blood or tissue that can be used to diagnose or monitor a particular disorder) of CNS tumors.  Other researchers are testing different drugs and molecules to see if they can modulate the normal activity of the blood-brain barrier and better target  tumor cells and associated blood vessels.  Also under investigation are ways to improve drug delivery to the tumor and to prevent the side-effects of cancer treatments.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Brain Tumors


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