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Biomarker reveals if benign-appearing meningiomas are dangerous

November 5, 2019

A modified protein in benign-appearing meningiomas can reveal which are truly benign and which are more dangerous and require more aggressive treatment, researchers have discovered.

The finding may also offer clues as to why these ‘benign’ tumors, which arise from the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, start to grow rapidly and spread. It may inform the discovery of drugs to treat the tumors more effectively, the researchers said.

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