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Some of the highlights from this month's round-up:
- New research has identified sex differences in glioblastoma, suggesting that tailoring treatments to men and women, based on the molecular subtypes of their tumours, may improve survival for all patients.
- An article in the magazine Cancer World highlights recent advances in the molecular profiling of brain metastases by analysing circulating tumour cells (CTCs).
- In a report published in Nature, researchers say they have shown that a personalized ‘neoantigen’ vaccine can spur a response against glioblastoma.
- Australian researchers are developing a blood test which they hope will monitor brain tumours more accurately and allow doctors to assess whether they are stable or growing
- Research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research has found B7-H3 is a promising target for CAR-T cell therapy in paediatric brain tumours.
- A research team at the University of Oxford, UK, has launched a survey on clinical trial participation as part of an initiative called The Rare Cancer Project, which is seeking responses from people living in the UK living with a brain tumour. The survey aims to capture information about clinical trial enrolment from the perspective of patients, legal guardians and caregivers.
- A Californian brain tumour patient who did not qualify as a clinical trial participant is set to become the first person to access an experimental treatment under the United States’ controversial Right to Try Act.
- A systematic literature review shows that there is a small but growing body of neuro-oncology related research from Nigeria.
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