June 02, 2014

UAB study identifies new way brain tumors become more malignant

From WSFA.com
Markus Bredel, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the UAB Department of Radiation Oncology and senior scientist in the neuro-oncology program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, and colleagues show how a phenomenon known as 'alternative splicing' allows brain tumors to incapacitate a key tumor suppressor gene, and that splicing happens in a tissue-specific context in a study published online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation

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