Sex differences identified in deadly brain tumors

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For decades, scientists have recognized that more males get cancer and die of the disease than females. This is true for many types of cancer, including the deadly brain tumor glioblastoma. Now, a team of researchers led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified distinct molecular signatures of glioblastoma in men and women that help explain such underlying disparities in patients’ response to treatment and survival.

The research suggests that tailoring treatments to men and women with based on the molecular subtypes of their tumors may improve survival for all patients.

The findings are published Jan. 2 in Science Translational Medicine.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Medical Xpress] January 2, 2019 at 02:05PM. Credit to the original author and Medical Xpress | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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