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2017 Crystal Ball: The Neuro-Oncology Field Offers Predictions & Hopes For Advances In The New Year

In 2016, the neuro-oncology field made significant progress toward better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumors – from new research projects launching, to important novel scientific discoveries, as well as public policy and advocacy victories in Congress and at the White House. So what should the brain tumor community hope for and expect, now, in 2017 ? We reached out to some […]

What the Brain Tumor Community Was Reading in 2016

This past year, provided encouraging news on many fronts in the fight to find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumors. We covered many of these developments on this blog, from new research projects launching, scientific discoveries and research news, public policy and advocacy advancements in Congress and from the White House, emerging partnerships, and inspirational […]

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 […]

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