2007 Development Grant - (Se015: A Developmental Drug For The Treatment Of Brain Tumours)

Grant number: 454520 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

Completed

Abstract

Primary malignant brain tumors are amongst the most lethal forms of human cancers with median survival for these patients being only around 1 year. In spite of the advent of new targeted therapies for some cancers the prognosis for these patients remains dismal. Worldwide, more than 95% of all people who contract the disease will die of it. This is because there are no effective therapies and all current treatments are only palliative, seeking to lesson the distressing suffering associated with disease progression. Nearly all therapies that have shown some efficacy in treating cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation have a mode of action whereby they attempt to kill cancer cells by inflic..

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