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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.
Researchers identify potential drug targets for glioblastoma

Researchers identify potential drug targets for glioblastoma

Liquid biopsy can predict prognosis in patients with glioblastoma

Liquid biopsy can predict prognosis in patients with glioblastoma

NYU researcher awarded $1.7 million NIH grant to optimize cancer treatment

NYU researcher awarded $1.7 million NIH grant to optimize cancer treatment

Coaxial electrospinning could lead to new medical innovations

Coaxial electrospinning could lead to new medical innovations

Researchers identify compound effective in killing chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells

Researchers identify compound effective in killing chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells

Researchers identify targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma

Researchers identify targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma

New blood test could help hasten the diagnosis of brain tumors

New blood test could help hasten the diagnosis of brain tumors

Study receives NCI grant to explore better treatment for brain tumors in children

Study receives NCI grant to explore better treatment for brain tumors in children

Researchers develop 3D tissue models of brain tumors in a brain-mimicking microenvironment

Researchers develop 3D tissue models of brain tumors in a brain-mimicking microenvironment

"Goldilocks" balance holds key to awakening the body's immune response to combat brain cancer

"Goldilocks" balance holds key to awakening the body's immune response to combat brain cancer

New anticancer molecule shows therapeutic activity in preclinical models of various cancer types

New anticancer molecule shows therapeutic activity in preclinical models of various cancer types

Study may lead to new therapeutic methods for treating aggressive brain cancer

Study may lead to new therapeutic methods for treating aggressive brain cancer

Discovery of neoantigens could widen the possibilities for universal cancer vaccine

Discovery of neoantigens could widen the possibilities for universal cancer vaccine

UC experts explore if ketogenic diet could help make treatments for glioblastoma

UC experts explore if ketogenic diet could help make treatments for glioblastoma

New imaging technology may help surgeons better detect cancer during surgery

New imaging technology may help surgeons better detect cancer during surgery

Healthy neurons form surprising connections with aggressive brain cancer cells

Healthy neurons form surprising connections with aggressive brain cancer cells

Children's of Alabama using cold sore virus to fight pediatric brain cancer

Children's of Alabama using cold sore virus to fight pediatric brain cancer

New finding could become glioblastoma’s Achilles heel

New finding could become glioblastoma’s Achilles heel

Leukemia drug appears to be effective in treating deadly pediatric brain tumor

Leukemia drug appears to be effective in treating deadly pediatric brain tumor

Researchers describe how neurons establish contact with aggressive glioblastomas, promote tumor growth

Researchers describe how neurons establish contact with aggressive glioblastomas, promote tumor growth