Looking for Cures for Brain Cancer
Our Research from Bench to Bedside
Oncologists, surgeons, and researchers collaborate to develop scientific improvements for treating brain tumors. Patients can participate in clinical research for new medications and surgeries.
Testing a vaccine for glioblastomas
Our researchers are conducting clinical trials to study the interaction between brain tumors and the immune system, information that would allow the development of more effective therapeutic options for glioblastomas, the most frequent and lethal primary brain tumor. These studies not only take advantage of the cellular immune response by vaccination, but also explore ways to elicit an antibody response.
Pushing new advances in imaging
Researchers from the Thayer School of Engineering and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have spearheaded new technology in navigational tools used in the operating room. They have developed more precise and safe surgical procedures for patients with brain tumors. Studies using fluorescence to aid in surgical excision have allowed removal of tumor tissue that would have otherwise been left behind.
Mapping genetic signatures
In another area, basic science researchers are taking advantage of brain tumor tissue banking to identify both prognostic and predictive biomarkers allowing more individualized treatment plans. These markers then guide the therapeutic approach.
Learn how you can participate in a clinical trial.