Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a strategy that highly aggressive brain tumor cells use to fuel their relentless expansion.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry recognizes UAB scientists’ paper on exosomes, particles that change the behavior of cells, while the research team examines shutting down tumor growth.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected as a  lead academic site and received a prestigious NCI grant that will open up clinical trials across a nationwide network and expand treatment options for patients.
Proceeds from the event will be used to fund grants for young cancer researchers at UAB to jump-start their research.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer will hold its first communitywide conference for young cancer survivors ages 15-39 on March 15.
Seventeen local artists will work with a variety of media to create masterpieces in 90 minutes that can be purchased during the silent auction.
Professor of Microbiology David Briles, Ph.D., and Professor of Optometry Lawrence DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., will be inducted into the NIA, professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.
PNP Therapeutics, UAB and Southern Research Institute work abolishes otherwise unmanageable human cancers in preclinical rodent studies.
The new 1,600-square-foot Central Alabama High-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility provides state-of-the-art sensitivity and resolution for biomedical research and drug discovery.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the James K. Kirklin, M.D., Endowed Lectureship and other faculty appointments during its Nov. 8 meeting.
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