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International Low-Grade Glioma Patient Registry

Low-grade gliomas (LGG), those classified as Grade II by the World Health Organization, are an understudied group of brain tumors that generally strikes patients in the prime of life. They have a lower average age at diagnosis, but fortunately have a better survival prognosis than high-grade gliomas (those classified as Grades III and IV). While […]

Brain Tumor Research Highlights: November 2016

NOTE: In October, our 2016 NBTS Scientific Summit Recap replaced our typical monthly Brain Tumor Research Highlights. To view that post, click here. To view September’s Brain Tumor Research Highlights, see here. Over the years, NBTS has given more than $32 million to brain tumor research projects. We’re very proud of the impact this funding […]

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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