International recognition for cancer research

The green specks are cancer stem cells in glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

The research team at the Gillies McIndoe Research Insitute has been invited to write an editorial on a cancer research paper by scientists from Canada and United Kingdom, which appeared in the prestigious journal Nature.

An invitation to write an editorial in an international journal recognises the GMRI’s reputation as an authority on cancer stem cell research on glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.

‘The article published in Nature supports our findings on cancer stem cells’, says GMRI Executive Director Dr Swee Tan. ‘The invitation from the editor-in-chief of the journal Translational Cancer Research to write a commentary on the Nature article acknowledges our standing in this field of inquiry.’

Translational Cancer Research reports advances in cancer treatment, with the goal of improving patients’ quality of life.

Read the article Editorial: fate mapping of human glioblastoma reveals an invariant stem cell hierarchy

Research from the GMRI draws world-wide attention

Meanwhile one of the articles on glioblastoma research published by the GMRI team has been viewed 10,500 times since its publication 2 years ago. The response to the article, in Frontiers in Surgery, Cancer Stem Cell Hierarchy in Glioblastoma Multiforme, is gratifying, Dr Tan says.

‘Publishing our findings in international, peer-reviewed journals is a critical part of fostering collective knowledge and the exchange of new ideas.’