Scientists find potential therapy to suppress deadly brain cancer genes

April 2, 2015 8:53 PM

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Scientists find potential therapy to suppress deadly brain cancer genes

Nearly 16,000 new cases of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a deadly and incurable brain tumor, are reported each year in the United States, and the median survival rate is only 14 to 16 months.

While chemotherapy drugs can help damage DNA and halt the reproduction of these cancer cells, researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a method that goes a step further and stops the source that creates those cells.

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