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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 […]

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 […]

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