Lasers help fight deadly brain tumors

A research team at the School of Medicine has found that laser treatment designed to destroy the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma can add an average of two months to a patient’s life, compared with chemotherapy. The increase is small but meaningful for people who have only months left to live.

New clue to aggressive brain tumors

Scientists at the School of Medicine have identified a biological marker that may help predict overall survival of people with deadly brain tumors. The marker is made by noncancerous cells known as monocytes (pictured in brown).