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Scientists have discovered a protein that helps map the edge of brain tumours more clearly so they show up on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's annual cancer conference in Liverpool.

The laboratory research could lead to clinical trials aimed at improving the accuracy of brain tumour treatment.

For the first time, scientists have identified a protein inside blood vessels found at the invasive edge of brain tumours – highlighting the area from where cancer is most likely to spread.

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