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Can Stem Cells Be Taught to Repair a Radiation-Damaged Brain?

In a recent study, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists used stem-cell engineering to repair brain injuries in rats. The results raise hope for future therapies that could prevent or fix nerve damage in cancer patients who need brain radiation.

February 5, 2015
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What Is Epigenetics?

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab explains epigenetics, a growing field based on the study of genetic changes that are not part of the DNA code, and how it relates to cancer.

October 14, 2014
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At Work: Neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar

Viviane Tabar performs complex surgeries for patients with brain tumors and, outside the operating room, focuses on the relationship between stem cells and brain cancers.

February 17, 2014
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Immune Cells in the Brain Could be Enlisted to Fight Glioblastoma

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers say a drug that acts on noncancerous, tumor-infiltrating cells might provide a new treatment option for the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer.

October 15, 2013
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Experts Discuss Awake Surgery for Brain Tumors

For some patients with brain tumors involving regions of the brain related to speech or movement, surgery is performed while the patient is awake, which can improve the procedure’s safety and effectiveness.

May 6, 2013
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Neuro-oncologist Lisa DeAngelis Elected to Institute of Medicine

Dr. DeAngelis has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), considered one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine.

October 19, 2012
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New Technique for Imaging Brain Tumors Could Allow More Accurate Surgical Removal

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that enables specific and accurate labeling of brain tumor tissue in mice. If proven effective in patients, the method could make complete surgical removal of brain tumors more feasible.

April 25, 2012
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Discoveries in Personalized Medicine Highlighted at Major Cancer Research Meeting; Investigators Honored

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, held its 2012 annual meeting in Chicago.

April 3, 2012
Viviane S. Tabar
Memorial Sloan Kettering Researchers Show Brain Tumors Make Their Own Blood Vessels from Stem Cells

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers have published new findings that may help explain why brain tumors called glioblastomas are so resistant to treatment.

April 1, 2011

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NYC Scientists Unlocking the Brain's Power

Neurosurgeon Eric Holland, MD, PhD, offered his perspective on gliomas and highlighted new research at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Brain Tumor Center.

August 22, 2011
Pictured: Eric C. Holland
Researchers Discover Genetic Changes That Make Some Forms of Brain Cancer More Aggressive Than Others

A multi-institutional team led by investigators from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has published a study that provides new insight into genetic changes that make some forms of glioblastoma, the most common type of primary brain cancer, more aggressive than others and explains why they may not respond to certain therapies.

October 1, 2010