Video: Brain-Cancer Hunting Stem Cells

Brain Tumor Treatment Successfully Tested with Human Cells

Matthew Ewend, MD, FACS, is a member of a UNC research team that is developing a new personalized treatment for glioblastoma. Led by Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, from UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the team has discovered a way to use human stem cells, made from skin cells, to hunt down and kill human brain cancer, a critical and monumental step toward clinical trials – and real treatment. (Dr. Ewend appears at 1:18 in the video.)


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    Neurosurgery News – April 2020

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