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Laser treatment may boost effectiveness of brain tumor drugs

February 24, 2016  By Doug Bennett  The human brain has a remarkable defense system that filters bacteria and chemicals. For brain tumor patients, the barrier works almost too well by blocking most chemotherapy drugs. Now, a team led by a University of Florida Health researcher has found that a laser…

Brain tumor growth can be slowed, new study suggests

April 2, 2015  By Doug Bennett  For most patients with a common brain tumor, the outlook is grim. Aggressive and stubborn, glioblastoma is hard to wipe out with surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. Now, a group that includes University of Florida Health researchers has found a way to improve…

UF Health researchers use immunotherapy to treat malignant brain tumors

July 8, 2015  By Morgan Sherburne  When pediatric patients with brain cancer receive conventional treatment for their disease, they often are given an infusion of stem cells that create blood cells to replace those obliterated by chemotherapy. UF Health researchers have found that this infusion combined with immune cells “educated”…

What you should know

At the Preston A. Wells Center for Brain Tumor Therapy, some of the leading cancer researchers in the brain tumor field are working together to find cures for brain cancer. Large teams of scientists and researchers are working, every day, to get closer to finding a cure. Their work often…