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Brain Tumor Groups Come Together for New Imaging Effort

When an athlete injures their knee, ankle, shoulder, etc. they will often need to go for an “MRI” to determine the extent of the damage done to the affected area. And in most cases the MRI will be able to diagnose the issues with relative ease, accuracy and expediency. Most Americans are familiar with MRIs […]

President Carter’s Diagnosis – Explaining Secondary (Metastatic) Brain Cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter announced earlier today that he has been diagnosed with melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, which has spread to his brain. What does this mean? Is this the same as brain cancer? If not, what’s the difference? Cancer that begins in one spot of the body and then spreads […]

What does metabolism have to do with tumors? Defeat GBM-funded study offers new clues

Tumors can use two common nutrients in the body to block the efforts of current targeted therapies designed to treat glioblastoma (GBM) patients, according to a new study funded in part through the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative. This finding could be used to help develop more effective treatment approaches for GBM patients moving forward. Launched […]