Rome hospital develops new way to treat inoperable brain tumours in kids

Apr 13, 2022 242

Rome children's hospital Bambino Gesù has developed what could be a breakthrough in treating aggressive and currently inoperable brain tumours in children. The treatment involves a combination of gene and drug therapy which in laboratory trials inhibited the growth of gliomas, cancerous tumours that form when glial cells grow out of control, usually affecting the brain or the spine.

"The new treatment strategy has provided promising pre-clinical results and could represent the first step in successfully treating a proportion of patients suffering from this terrible form of cancer," said Franco Locatelli, head of the hospital's paediatric haematology and oncology department and president of Italy's Higher Health Council (CSS).

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