UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS OF PTEN TRANSFER INTO GLIAL CELLS USING EXOSOMES

Grant number: 1082159 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

This application will develop a new way of treating brain cancer which currently affects 1500 adults in Australia per year with no lasting cures. The average patient with a malignant brain tumour do not survive for more than 12 months. We have discovered a method of restoring a cancer suppressor substance that is lost from brain tumours. If successful, this treatment has the potential to limit or reverse the progression of brain tumours.