The genes behind brain tumours

A handful of genes linked to the formation of the most aggressive and frequent form of brain tumours in children have been identified.

Researchers pinpointed the genes that drive the formation of medulloblastoma, a form brain tumour, after screening 85 tumours.

There are four different sub-types of medulloblastoma, and researchers were able to identify the underlying genetic regulatory networks present in all of the sub-types.

The results provide potential treatment options and researchers are first searching for existing drugs that block these gene networks.

Read more at The University of Queensland