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Glioblastoma is the most aggressive and malignant form of glioma, a type of primary brain cancer. Surgery is often used to treat gliomas, along with radiation. However, since surgery and radiation fail to cure the disease, doctors may turn to additional radiation or chemotherapy. In early stages glioblastoma tumors often grow without symptoms and therefore can become quite large before symptoms arise. When the tumor becomes symptomatic, tumor growth is usually very rapid and is accompanied by altered brain function, and if left untreated the disease becomes lethal. Although primary treatment is often successful in temporarily stopping the progression of the tumor, glioblastomas almost always recur and become lethal.
Study could lead to new strategies for slowing the growth of glioblastoma

Study could lead to new strategies for slowing the growth of glioblastoma

New treatment method for glioblastoma shows indication of benefit

New treatment method for glioblastoma shows indication of benefit

Scientists use advanced imaging to track brain tumor 'turncoats'

Scientists use advanced imaging to track brain tumor 'turncoats'

Study calls for more aggressive treatments to improve 5-year survival in glioblastoma patients

Study calls for more aggressive treatments to improve 5-year survival in glioblastoma patients

Study emphasizes need for more aggressive treatments for glioblastoma patients

Study emphasizes need for more aggressive treatments for glioblastoma patients

Researchers exploit nanoparticles to develop test for early detection of different diseases

Researchers exploit nanoparticles to develop test for early detection of different diseases

Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice

Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice

New approach could help in treating brain tumors, other rare cancers

New approach could help in treating brain tumors, other rare cancers

Novel agent shown to have dual mechanism of action to eliminate cancer

Novel agent shown to have dual mechanism of action to eliminate cancer

Researchers identify macrophages' pathway to nurture PTEN-deficient glioblastoma

Researchers identify macrophages' pathway to nurture PTEN-deficient glioblastoma

Tumor-fighting combination targets aggressive form of brain cancer

Tumor-fighting combination targets aggressive form of brain cancer

Cancer stem cells adapt to environmental conditions and undergo reversible transformations

Cancer stem cells adapt to environmental conditions and undergo reversible transformations

Small molecule drug could be an effective strategy to treat glioblastoma

Small molecule drug could be an effective strategy to treat glioblastoma

Study uncovers Achilles' heel of lethal brain tumor

Study uncovers Achilles' heel of lethal brain tumor

Scientists unravel mechanism of action of antitumor drug used to treat glioblastoma

Scientists unravel mechanism of action of antitumor drug used to treat glioblastoma

Johns Hopkins researchers uncover role of neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers

Johns Hopkins researchers uncover role of neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers

Researchers are developing brand-new method to cure brain tumors

Researchers are developing brand-new method to cure brain tumors

Analysis of bright spot in confocal microscopy images to diagnose brain tumors

Analysis of bright spot in confocal microscopy images to diagnose brain tumors

UB researchers develop new method to more accurately predict tumor growth rates

UB researchers develop new method to more accurately predict tumor growth rates

Low-dose radiation therapy may increase uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by brain tumors

Low-dose radiation therapy may increase uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by brain tumors