Epilepsy drug stops nervous system tumor growth in mice

People with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop tumors on nerves throughout their bodies. These tumors are usually benign—meaning they don't spread to other parts of the body and are not considered life-threatening—but they can still cause serious medical problems such as blindness, especially when they form in the brain and nerves.
People with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop tumors on nerves throughout their bodies. These tumors are usually benign—meaning they don’t spread to other parts of the body and are not considered life-threatening—but they can still cause serious medical problems such as blindness, especially when they form in the brain and nerves.