How brain inflammation and healing is pointing to new glioblastoma targets

Canadian researchers have discovered that the healing process after a brain injury can give rise to the deadly brain tumor glioblastoma. By digging further to better understand that phenomenon, they’ve uncovered potential techniques for treating glioblastoma with precision medicine.

Researchers from the University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre analyzed samples from 26 glioblastoma patients and discovered that mutations in the brain can be modified by injury in ways that cause glioblastoma tumors to form. The data could be used to find better ways to target and kill glioblastoma cells, they argued in the journal Nature Cancer.

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