Combination treatment for common glioma type shows promise in mice

(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Gliomas are common brain tumors that comprise about one third of all cancers of the nervous system. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers tested a novel combination treatment approach on mice with tumors with characteristics similar to human astrocytomas and found tumor regression in 60 percent of the mice treated. These encouraging results could be the first step toward developing a treatment for this type of brain cancer.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news