Brain cancer: Two essential amino acids might hold key to better outcomes

The altered metabolism of two essential amino acids helps drive the development of the most common and lethal form of brain cancer, new research has discovered. The findings suggest new ways to treat the malignancy, slow its progression and reveal its extent more precisely. The study shows that in glioblastoma, the essential amino acids methionine and tryptophan are abnormally metabolized due to the loss of key enzymes in GBM cells. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)