Dec 22, 2022

Shutting down a mysterious gene can help patients get rid of the deadliest brain cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The deadly brain cancer is no longer a mystery.

Glioblastoma is one of the most dangerous cancer types affecting the human brain and spinal cord. Over 240,000 people lose their lives because of nervous system cancer annually, and in most of these cases, the leading cause of death is glioblastoma.

Its tumors spread fast and induce highly painful seizures and headaches. What’s worse is that there is no known 100 percent effective cure for this disease. US president Joe Biden’s eldest son Beau Biden and late American actor Robert Forster were also among the many victims of glioblastoma.

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