Indirubin: Component Of Chinese Herbal Remedy Might Block Brain Tumor's Spread

A new study by Ohio State University cancer researchers suggests that indirubin, the active ingredient in a traditional Chinese herbal remedy, might offer a new strategy for treating glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. The study shows that indirubin both blocks the migration of glioblastoma cells, preventing their spread to other areas of the brain, and the migration of endothelial cells, preventing them from forming the new blood vessels the tumor needs to grow.