Gershon brain tumor research featured in The Scientist
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.
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