Glioblastoma: a study lights up hope


Glioblastoma is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. It is a type of malignant tumor involving nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It can spread rapidly through the brain and affect multiple areas. It is a life-threatening condition and often cannot be cured.


Symptoms of glioblastoma include headache, neck pain, nausea, vomiting, confusion, slurred speech and movement, and seizures. People affected by this condition may also develop blurred vision and a change in their behaviors.

The exact causes of glioblastoma to date are still unclear. It is believed that it may be related to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The diagnosis of glioblastoma is based on a series of medical tests, such as an MRI or computed tomography scan.

There are several treatments for glioblastoma. The most commonly used treatment is surgery, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. While these treatments can help slow the growth of the tumor, they cannot cure the condition.


Now, however, a new study could give hope to patients afflicted with this serious form of cancer. According to the researchers, it would be the BRD8 protein that causes glioblastoma. According to Alea A. Mills , a professor at CLHS and a co-author of the research, the results of their work suggest that by targeting and deleting BRD8 , unmutated P53 genes in patients can be reactivated. These tumor suppressor genes will then block the growth of the tumor and eventually remove the glioblastoma in the patient’s body.



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