Study shows PPF could help treat glioblastomas by sensitizing tumors to chemotherapy, radiation treatments
November 13, 2015
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
In a significant breakthrough, researchers have identified a drug, propentofylline or PPF, that could help treat patients with deadly brain cancer. They report that PPF works to limit the spread of glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM -- the most common primary tumor of the brain and central nervous system -- by targeting a protein called TROY.