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Gershon brain tumor research featured in The Scientist

by William Shawn Davis — last modified Jan 23, 2013 10:30 AM
The Scientist Magazine has featured recent research by Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, on the link between brain tumors and glycolysis.
Gershon brain tumor research featured in The Scientist

Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD

Dr. Gershon, assistant professor of Neurology and member of UNC Neuroscience Center and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center , published the research in the Jan. 23 issue of Cancer & Metabolism. 

The study focused on the manner in which neural progenitors rely on aerobic glycolysis, a metabolic pattern that is co-opted in  the aggressive brain cancer medulloblastoma.  Dr. Gershon found that blocking aerobic glycolysis by deleting Hexokinase-2 in medulloblastoma-prone mice reduced tumor growth and extended survival.

Read more at The Scientist:

www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34100/title/Cancer-Diet-Shared-by-Healthy-Cells/