Brain Tumor: Research
Brain Tumor Cell Metabolism
We pursue clinical research with oncologists, surgeons and pathologists to better understand and treat patients with medulloblastoma. For example, in a November 2012 study (Metabolism of [U-13 C] glucose in human brain tumors in vivo), UT Southwestern researchers found that metabolic reprogramming contributes to brain tumor growth in adults. We’re leveraging this research to study glucose metabolism in pediatric brain tumors. Funded with a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas grant, the study began in 2013 with the goal of creating new methods of targeting brain tumors.