Focusing on Vessel Architectural Imaging for Brain Cancer

Thanks to a team of Danish and American researchers, headed by Kim Mouridsen of Aarhus University, a new MRI technique can help find patients most likely to have successful results after a new treatment for severe brain tumors. There are 260 Danish patients every year who experience the most aggressive brain tumor. Typically, patients only survive between a few and 18 months; only 3.5% live for 5 years past diagnosis.

The drug treatments work by inhibiting the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor.

Mourisden says, “Getting more knowledge about what the blood vessels in the tumor look like will also give us a better understanding the mechanisms which are decisive for the efficacy of the treatment.”

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