A New Molecule (J101) To Stop The Cancer Cell Growth

· TGI - Cancer

A potential new drug, already in clinical development, can stop brain tumor cells growing while leaving healthy cells alone, according to new research published in PLOS ONE.

Cancer Research UK scientists from the Samantha Dickson Brain Cancer Unit, which is funded by The Brian Tumor Charity, at the UCL Cancer Institute in London focused on glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumor. Using cells growing in the lab, they treated glioblastoma cells and healthy cells with more than 150 potential drugs, and compared the responses. One of these molecules, called J101, was able to stop the cancer cells growing but left the normal cells alone.
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