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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 […]

Guest Post: Battling Brain Cancers Through Genomics

NOTE: This story originally appeared in Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge magazine. For the better part of a century, brain tumors have been judged by their appearance. Where a tumor was located, how much it spread, and what it looked like under the microscope all determined whether a patient was given a good or bad prognosis, […]

From the CEO’s Desk: Pediatric Brain Tumors – Circling the Square

On September 12th the National Brain Tumor Society announced a major new campaign to defeat pediatric brain tumors which seeks to bridge the gap between the latest science happening in laboratories and how children with the deadliest cancer fare in the clinic. Here’s why: Ask any leader or expert in the field of pediatric neuro-oncology, […]

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