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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. […]

Can this treatment help me live a longer and better life?

Why was I asked to sit on a panel with two top officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), two leading neuro-oncologists, an associate professor of neuropsychiatry, and an executive from the biopharmaceutical company, Genentech? Because, as a five-year brain tumor survivor and volunteer advocate with the National Brain Tumor Society, I want […]

Hope for GBM Patients

Recent news and conversations across social media has churned up a lot of concern and fear over glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumors. (Update – 11/4/14 – National Brain Tumor Society’s Chief Research Officer, Carrie Treadwell, speaks to NBC.com about why brain cancer is so challenging to treat). And while we know all too well it’s the […]

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