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Researchers discover new drug targets for lethal brain cancer


LONDON: With the help of a mouse model, a team of researchers has now discovered more than 200 genes with novel and known roles in glioblastoma - the most aggressive type of brain cancer that offer promising new drug targets.

Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Addenbrooke's Hospital, and their collaborators engineered a new mouse model to show for the first time how a mutation in the well-known cancer gene, EGFR initiates glioblastoma and works with a selection from more than 200 other genes to drive cancer.

The results, published today in Genome Biology present the first mouse model of ...


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