Yale University School Of Medicine Scientists Link More Genes to Common Brain Tumor
Published: Jan 25, 2013
Abnormalities in just five genes account for the majority of meningioma brain tumors, according to a new study. Meningiomas are the most common type of brain tumor. They are usually benign but are cancerous in about 10 percent of cases. Surgery is the only treatment for meningiomas, but this finding could help lead to new therapies tailored to individual patients, according to the study authors.