A one-two punch for brain tumors? New clinical trial opens at U-M
University of Michigan Health System doctors have started testing a unique new approach to fighting brain tumors — one that delivers a one-two punch designed to knock out the most dangerous brain cancer.
The experimental gene therapy approach aims to knock out remaining cancer after brain tumor surgery with a “one-two punch”.
The experimental approach, based on U-M research, delivers two different genes directly into the brains of patients following the operation to remove the bulk of their tumors.
The idea: trigger immune activity within the brain itself to kill remaining tumor cells — the ones neurosurgeons can’t take out, which make this type of tumor so dangerous.