Siblings and best friends Kalea and Noah Avery were diagnosed with the same brain cancer at nearly the same time, which is unheard of. While the tumors have been removed, the road ahead remains long and fraught with risks.
The potential of using cells to hunt down tumors is something explored by a lot of scientists in the field in recent years. However, another study starts to grab the limelight after a surprising discovery.
In their scientific paper published on Nature, entitled 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine Localizes to Enhancer Elements and Is Associated with Survival in Glioblastoma Patients, researchers from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) makes a breakthrough discovery, identifying the functional role of two specific DNA modifications in glioblastoma (GBM) tissues.
Scientists’ discovery about brain cancer will open up new avenues to make cancer-fighting treatments.