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The first effective therapy against glioblastoma by attacking telomeres

19:00 EST 12 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have shown that it is possible to block the growth of human and murine glioblastoma in mouse models by blocking the TRF1 protein; an essential component of the telomere-protective complex. The study, published in Cancer Cell, describes a new and promising way to combat this type of brain tumor by attacking its ability to regenerate and divide immortally.

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