Recycling an anti-hypertensive agent to fight brain tumors

Posted by on April 21, 2016 12:57 pm
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Treatments available for glioblastoma — malignant brain tumors — have little effect. An international collaboration tested active ingredients from existing medications and eventually identified one compound of interest, prazosin, on these tumors. Not only did it seem to be effective in this type of cancer, but it also acted on a signaling pathway that is common with other cancers.

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