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Top Five Blogs From January – March 2017

Stop me if you’ve heard this before – the past few months have been a bit frenetic. It goes without saying at this point that (unless you’ve been hibernating for the winter) the news cycle in the U.S. since January has been “active,” to say the least, as a new administration moved into the White […]

Potential Glioblastoma Treatments Entering The Pivotal Phase of Evaluation

Jump Ahead to List of Trials Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive malignant brain tumor and, regrettably, very limited treatment options exist for these patients. The current standard-of-care for newly diagnosed patients is surgery, followed by radiation and chemotherapy (with temozolomide), and, in some cases, use of the tumor-treating-field device, Optune. If and […]

Hiding in Plain Sight: Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Helps Produce Paradigm-Shifting Study

Short Summary: Small fragments of DNA that are not part of chromosomes (where DNA is usually packaged in human cells) – which were thought to be inconsequential and extremely rare in human cancers – have been found in high-frequencies in brain tumors, but not normal cells. These circular stretches of “extrachromosomal” DNA were revealed to have […]

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