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This funding has enabled us to continue the promising research on targeting pannexin channels to stop communication between cells and reduce the growth and spread of glioblastoma tumours. Thanks to this funding we can support the technicians, graduate students, and expensive supplies we need to use in the lab to carry out this research.
Glioblastoma (a fast-growing brain cancer) is the most common malignant brain tumor in adults. As a devastating diagnosis with a high mortality rate and rapid loss of function and independence, it is imperative to consider factors such as symptom management, maintaining independence and preserving or improving quality of life for the duration of the patients’ life.
This funding will allow us to dissect exciting data that has the potential to change the way that we are approaching treatment for one of the most aggressive forms of brain tumour, glioblastoma. We will focus not on the cancer cells themselves, which have eluted all treatment to date, but rather we will turn our focus to the supporting cells around the tumour.