AMU faculty delivers invited talk
Aligarh : Dr Mehdi Hayat Shahi, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Brian Research Centre (IBRC), Faculty of Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) explained challenges faced by neurosurgeons in the treatment of Glioblastoma patients.
He was delivering an invited talk on ‘Role of Homeodomain Transcription factor Pax6 in Glioblastoma Growth and Chemo-Resistance’ in the ‘Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Cancer Research’ and ‘International National Symposium on Stem Cell and Cancer’ held at the Amity University, Noida.
Dr Mehdi said that there is an immediate need to speed up research on Glioblastoma as it is the only cancer in which the survival rate of patients has not increased in the past three decades.
“Glioblastoma can occur at any age, but tends to occur more often in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting and seizures”, he added.
Dr Mehdi with his team is working on identifying novel targets for effective therapy of Glioblastoma patients.