An Accidental Drug Discovery: UWM Researchers find Promising Cancer-Fighting Compound

Chemist Shama Mirza and her team only meant to research methods to determine which patients with a certain type of cancer called glioblastoma might respond well to chemotherapy treatment. Instead, they found a compound that could unlock new avenues of treatment for glioblastoma – the same type of cancer that took the life of U.S. Senator John McCain.

‘Knowing who would benefit from the treatments and who
would not – that is the guessing game we are playing
now… But, if the results of human trials agree
with our current findings, it’s going to be huge for these

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