AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017


Two-in-one Approach Could Help Keep Brain Cancer in Check

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Gliobastoma is the most common type of brain cancer as well as the most deadly. Most patients live less than two years with this diagnosis. Therefore, new treatments are urgently needed. Researchers in this study feel they have found just that with targeting a specific protein that both halts the division of the cancer cells and stops these cancer cells from spreading into normal tissue. “Current treatments often fail because the tumors spread throughout the brain, and so can’t be fully removed by surgery. If we can target this spread, it may be possible to make therapies more effective. When we target this one protein, we block two key features of the tumor: its ability to divide and its ability to move. It could be a combined therapy in one,” says Parrinello. To read more, click here.


Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

Brain & Brain PET 2017
April 1-4, 2017; Berlin, Germany

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
April 2-5, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.

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