Undergraduate student uncovers genes associated with aggressive form of brain cancer. Using publicly available data and novel computer software called KINC, an undergraduate researcher in genetics and biochemistry was able to uncover a group of 22 genes that are implicated together as having involvement in glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer. Source 7t.
Sex differences identified in deadly brain tumors. More males get, and die of, the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma than females. A team of researchers has identified distinct molecular signatures of glioblastoma in men and women that help explain disparities in patients' response to treatment and survival. The research suggests that tailoring treatments to men and women with glioblastoma based on the molecular subtypes of their tumors may improve survival for all patients. Source 3p.