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New Treatment Approved for Certain Glioma Patients

On June 22, 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 FDA approved the combination of two oral drugs called dabrafenib (brand name: Tafinlar) and trametinib (brand name: Mekinist) for the treatment of […]

National Brain Tumor Society Statement on New Biden-Harris Cancer Moonshot Goals

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), a leader in brain tumor patient advocacy, research, information, and support, was honored to represent the millions of Americans impacted by brain tumors every year at a White House event to reignite the Cancer Moonshot.  The following is a statement from NBTS chief executive officer, David Arons, on today’s announcement. […]

Widely-available Drug May Benefit Glioblastoma Treatment

Based on data from NBTS’s Defeat GBM Research Collaborative and with support from the Sharpe family, Dr. Paul Mischel (Stanford University) and his laboratory team found that the antidepressant drug, fluoxetine (common brand name: Prozac), potently targets tumor metabolism and inhibits epidermal growth factor (EGFR) signaling, triggering the killing of glioblastoma (GBM) cells. Dr. Mischel’s […]

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