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A discovery could prevent the development of brain tumours in children

Scientists at the IRCM discovered a mechanism that promotes the progression of medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumour found in children. The team, led by Frédéric Charron, PhD, found that a protein known as Sonic Hedgehog induces DNA damage, which causes the cancer to develop. This important breakthrough will be published in the October 13 issue of the prestigious scientific journal Developmental Cell.

Read more here: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1421940/a-discovery-could-prevent-the-development-of-brain-tumours-in-children-researchers-at-the-ircm-show-that-a-protein-called-sonic-hedgehog-causes-dna-da

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