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Tissue sample from a mouse brain showing a tumor generated from human glioblastoma cells. In green, tumor cells expressing EGFP, in red the proliferation marker Ki67 and in white the astrocyte marker GFAP. | © J. Alfonso/DKFZ

Fatty acid metabolism as a possible new therapeutic approach for glioblastomas

Glioblastomas (also called GBM) are malignant Grade IV tumors, where a large portion of tumor cells are reproducing and dividing at any given time. They are nourished by an ample and abnormal tumor vessel blood...
On the left the conventional morphological contrast enhanced imaging of a brain tumor with a clinical 3 Tesla MRT, on the right the protein measurement with the 7 Tesla MRT. © D. Paech/DKFZ

Protein content as a marker for response to therapy in brain tumors

Glioma is a broad category of brain and spinal cord tumors that come from glial cells in brain cells that support nerve cells. These...
The image shows a human colon polyp with immunohistochemistry staining for DIA2, a biomarker which specifically marks the human adenomas in early stages and adjacent normal tissue. © Henner Farin

Colon cancer: Different Wnt signaling pathways lead colon cells astray

Inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of colon cancer can be passed through families, but these inherited genes are linked to only a...
Scientists used computer model to predict prostate cancer progression

Scientists used computer model to predict prostate cancer progression

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the western world. About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed...
A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of colon cancer

A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and the third for men. The American Cancer Society estimates that about...

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