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Leukaemia drug shows the potential to treat aggressive paediatric brain cancer

Publicado em 22 julho 2020
Researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo’s Ribeirão Preto Medical School (FMRP-USP) in Brazil have demonstrated the potential of a leukaemia drug, arsenic trioxide, to treat medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer most common in children. When they tested arsenic trioxide on cells taken from one of the most aggressive subgroups of this type of tumour, they obtained promising results in terms of tumour cell death. The drug also made the tumour cells more [...]