Predicting and Preventing Brain Tumors
PREVENTION COULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR BRAIN CANCER because it continues to evade effective treatments. Kyle Walsh, Ph.D., studies the human genome to help advance the prevention and prediction of cancerous brain tumors.
A Precise Look at Tumor Behavior
THE TISSUE THAT MAKES UP BRAIN TUMORS is very complex. It’s not easy for scientists to look at tumor cells all at once and figure out what’s happening in the tumor. But discovering better, more precise ways to look at these cells and their genetic makeup holds promise for faster diagnoses and better treatments.
The Biology of Brain Tumors
FINDING WAYS TO UNDERSTAND BETTER THE BIOLOGY of brain tumors is key to helping scientists develop more targeted treatments and possibly, one day, a cure for brain cancer.
Collaborating for Clinical Trial Success
RESEARCHERS AT DUKE HAVE BEEN WORKING for years to harness the power of the body’s immune system to fight brain tumors. Annick Desjardins, MD, FRCPC, says the successes Duke has had so far in developing immunotherapies—treatments that boost the immune system’s ability to kill cancer— are mainly due to strong collaborations.