Glioblastoma multiforme (GM) is the most lethal form of brain tumor, with a median survival of approximately 1 year. Treatment options are limited. Radiation therapy is a common form of treatment, but many tumors are resistant. In earlier studies, we found that gain of chromosome 7 is associated with radiation resistance in human primary GM. In this study, we extend that result to a model system in which we transferred chromosome 7 to recipient cells and confirmed radiation resistance as a function of chromosome 7 gain. We identified three candidate regions on chromosome 7 that conferred radiation resistance in our model system.
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- Cancer Research