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Novel Compound Halts Tumor Spread, Improves Brain Cancer Treatment in Animal Studies
March 28, 2012
By stopping the spread of cancer cells into normal brain tissue in animal models, researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University have developed a new strategy for treating brain cancer that could improve clinical outcomes. The researchers treated animals possessing an invasive tumor with a novel molecule called imipramine blue, followed by conventional doxorubicin chemotherapy.
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