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Glioblastomas News (3 articles)

Discovery Predicts Patient Sensitivity to Important Drug Target in Deadly Brain Cancer

Study may aid in development of improved therapies for glioblastoma. Grand Rapids, Mich. (February 6, 2012) –  A recent discovery by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists enables the prediction of patient sensitivity to proposed drug therapies for glioblastoma –...

Published on 6 February 2012, 14:13

Defects in the packaging of genetic material in malignant brain tumors

Glioblastomas are regarded as particularly aggressive brain tumors. In children with glioblastoma, Heidelberg scientists have now discovered genetic alterations that affect the function of DNA packaging proteins known as histones. In a cell, histones serve as coils around which the DNA wraps....

Published on 30 January 2012, 15:47

Cell of origin for brain tumors may predict response to therapy

For patients with glioma, the most common primary brain tumor, new findings may explain why current therapies fail to eradicate the cancer.  A UCSF-led team of scientists has identified for the first time that progenitor rather than neural stem cells underly a type of glioma called...

Published on 14 December 2010, 11:34