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Cancer researchers receive NIH grant to advance brain tumor therapies from lab to clinical trials
Date:4/24/2008

ol of Medicine; and Paola Grandi, PhD, an assistant professor in the departments of Neurological Surgery and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Every year about 19,000 children and adults are diagnosed with primary brain tumors, according to the National Cancer Institute. Malignant gliomas are the most common, accounting for more than half and including astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas and glioblastoma multiforme.

Current conventional therapies for malignant brain tumors, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, are often unsatisfactory for controlling these tumors, and the vast majority recur, Dr. Pollack said. We believe the projects here in Pittsburgh hold promise in improving the treatment of these challenging tumors.


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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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