Valuable results for the complex jigsaw puzzle of cancer development
CDK6 is the plain name of a molecule that is often characteristically altered in medulloblastoma. This type of cancer is among the most common malignant brain tumors in children. Heidelberg molecular geneticians of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now found out that CDK6 can serve as an important indicator to help physicians determine the prognosis of patients. The results obtained in a project of the National Genome Research Network within the Brain Tumor Network have been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The typical age at the onset of medulloblastoma is seven years. Frequently, the tumor has already spread to other parts of the body. Despite intensive treatment almost half of the young patients die of this cancer. To be able to evaluate the course of such a tumor disease based on characteristic molecular markers and to develop novel treatment strategies, cancer researchers are trying to elucidate the development of the disease.
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