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Molecules Give New Insights Into Deadliest Brain Cancers

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Science  14 Nov 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5341, pp. 1226
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5341.1226

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NEW ORLEANS-- Glioma is among the deadliest of tumors: Most of the 20,000 people diagnosed each year in the United States with this form of brain cancer die within 2 years, in part because the tumors aggressively invade surrounding brain tissue. Findings presented last month at the meeting of the Society for Neuroscience here could offer both clues to what makes glioma insidiously invasive and ways to direct drugs specifically to the malignant cells.