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Scientists Find that Blocking Cholesterol in Brain Cancer Cells Offer a New Strategy to Fight Deadly Glioblastomas:

  • Posted: September 16, 2011

Blocking the uptake of large amounts of cholesterol into brain cancer cells could provide a new strategy to battle glioblastoma, one of the most deadly malignancies, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center have found.

Click here to read full press release from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Click here to read full press release from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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