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From the CEO’s Desk: Moving Deeper Into the Brain Tumor Precision Medicine Era

Last week, a colleague sent me a news story about a young girl whose glioma was in an advanced state and not responding to conventional treatments. Doctors from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital’s pediatric neuro-oncology team tried a last-resort treatment for the young patient, and, miraculously, three years later, she has not only survived, but is thriving. […]

Translating Brain Tumor Science Into Survival

A version of the following article appeared originally in a special insert/section of USA TODAY today on 3/18/2016 called “Brain Health,” produced by Mediaplanet USA, as part of its “Future of Personal Health” campaign. In early 2016, the American Cancer Society released its annual “Cancer Statistics” report. The ensuing headlines in numerous media outlets broadcast the […]

So You Heard About Rintega? Here’s What’s Next for Brain Tumor Drug Development

Last week, news broke that a promising clinical trial of a new type of treatment for a subset of glioblastoma (GBM) patients – an immunotherapeutic vaccine made by Celldex Therapeutics called RINTEGA (rindopepimut) – was discontinued because patients receiving the investigational therapy were not doing better than patients in the control arm. As we said in our statement regarding […]

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