Testing TRRAP as a treatment for malignant brain tumours
- Researcher: Dr Heiko Wurdak
- Institution: University of Leeds
- Award Amount: £211,220 for 3 years from February 2013
- Cancer Type: Brain Tumour
Dr Wurdak previously found that a protein called TRRAP was directly involved in making BTSCs grow. There is also evidence that brain tumour patients that have TRRAP in their tumours may be less likely to survive the disease. There are currently no treatments that stop TRRAP from working because there are many molecules related to the protein, and scientists donUt yet fully understand exactly how TRRAP works with the BTSCs.
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