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The Cancer Moonshot is Ready for Liftoff

On Monday, October 17, 2016, the White House released the final report of theCancer Moonshot Task Force during a special event in Washington, D.C. The report consists of detailed findings and recommendations aimed at accelerating our understanding of cancer and its prevention, early detection, and treatment. As part of this report, the Vice President also unveiled a […]

Glioblastomas Are Addicted to Cholesterol – Can Breaking Their Dependency Stop These Tumors?

Quick Summary: Defeat GBM-funded research finds that depriving tumor cells of cholesterol may be a useful clinical strategy to treat glioblastoma The brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ, accounting for about 20% of the body’s total quantity of the molecule. When brain cells are healthy and functioning normally, the amount of cholesterol is tightly […]

10 Key Takeaways from the 2016 National Brain Tumor Society Scientific Summit

National Brain Tumor Society hosted its Annual Scientific Summit on Thursday, September 29, 2016, convening experts from some of the world’s top brain tumor research labs; leading brain tumor clinical centers; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI); biopharmaceutical company researchers and executives; and patient advocates. Unlike most scientific-based […]