Research could unlock brain cancer mysteries

December 23, 2009 2:17:27 PM PST
A breakthrough in brain cancer research may move new therapies closer to reality. Two specific genes have been discovered to work in tandem to spur the deadliest form of brain tumors known as glioblastoma.

The finding helps shed light on why the tumors are so aggressive. Scientists are now trying to identify new compounds to block the function of the proteins affected by the genes.

Glioblastoma is the same disease that took Senator Ted Kennedy's life earlier this year.


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