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UWM Researchers Seek Cure For Deadly Brain Cancer That Killed John McCain

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(From left) Tom Luljak with Shama Mirza and Doug Stafford.

When Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain died earlier this year, new attention was brought to glioblastoma — the brain cancer that killed him. It’s the same cancer that took the life of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy. At UW-Milwaukee’s Institute for Drug Discovery, teams of scientists are now working on new ways of diagnosing and treating that deadly cancer.

On this edition of UWM Today, we talk with two researchers involved in the research they hope will someday lead to a cure. Shama Mirza is an assistant professor of chemistry, and Doug Stafford is the director of UWM’s Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery.

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Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.