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  1. August 11, 2022

    Philadelphia Firefighter with Glioblastoma Blazes Ahead for Research

    A woman leans against a red truck with Battalion Chief emblazoned on it.

    Credit: Clem Murray / The Philadelphia Inquirer Sirens blared as firefighters descended upon Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest gasoline refinery complex on the East Coast, following a series of explosions in June 2019. Linda Long joined more than 100 Philadelphia firefighters to combat the blaze that took more than 24 hours to extinguish.  “I got […]

  2. August 9, 2022

    Q&A: A New Treatment Approved for Certain Brain Tumors

    In late June 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a new treatment combination that will now be available as an option for certain brain tumor patients. The approved combination of two oral drugs, called dabrafenib (brand name: Tafinlar) and trametinib (brand name: Mekinist), is for the treatment of advanced tumors […]


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