Genes and Brain Cancer


In this excellent post on Highlight HEALTH some of the secrets about genes and gliobastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer, are disclosed.

A large-scale, multi-dimensional analysis of the genomic characteristics of glioblastoma, the most common primary brain tumor in adults, provides new insights into the roles of several genes and defines core biological pathways altered in tumor development

In this search for the relation between genes and glioblastoma the Cancer Genome Atlas was used. An important collaboration.

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is an integrated network of clinical sites, core resources and specialized genome characterization and genome sequencing centers that work together to accelerate our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer. The TCGA was launched in December 2005 as a pilot program to determine the feasibility of a large-scale effort to systematically explore genomic changes in all types of human cancer

An update on genomic changes in cancer, go read it