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Precision Medicine, Adaptive Clinical Trials, and Defeat GBM

President Barack Obama sent waves through the national news media when he announced during his 2015 State of the Union Address that he would be launching a “precision medicine” initiative. “Obama Proposes U.S. Spending to Research Personalized Cures,” was the headline from Bloomberg. “What is President Obama’s ‘precision medicine’ plan, and how might it help you?” asked […]

Immunotherapy Q&A with Dr. John Sampson (Part II)

Below is Part II of our two-part Q&A with Dr. John Sampson of Duke University on the topic of immunotherapy. In Part I of this Q&A last week, Dr. Sampson discussed what immunotherapy means and how it works, what the different types of immunotherapy are, how they differ from other treatment types, and where they […]

Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Produces Important Discovery

As we wrote on this blog back in May, the issue of “acquired resistance” is one of the biggest challenges in successfully treating brain tumors. Acquired resistance refers to tumor cells’ ability to learn to dodge the effects of treatment. Once a tumor develops resistance, current drugs stop working and the tumor can resume growing. […]

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