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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.
Deciphera presents Phase 1 clinical results of DCC-2618 in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Deciphera presents Phase 1 clinical results of DCC-2618 in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly

Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly

New blood test for pediatric brain tumor patients offers safer approach than surgical biopsies

New blood test for pediatric brain tumor patients offers safer approach than surgical biopsies

TEAD1 protein appears to be important regulator of tumor migration in glioblastoma

TEAD1 protein appears to be important regulator of tumor migration in glioblastoma

First-in-human phase 0 study shows clinically-relevant activity of new drug in glioblastoma

First-in-human phase 0 study shows clinically-relevant activity of new drug in glioblastoma

Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer

Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer

Researchers harness Zika virus vaccine under development to target glioblastoma

Researchers harness Zika virus vaccine under development to target glioblastoma

Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma

Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma

New clinical trial initiated on experimental vaccine to stop the spread of glioblastoma

New clinical trial initiated on experimental vaccine to stop the spread of glioblastoma

Gene involved in circadian rhythms can be potential target for glioblastoma treatment

Gene involved in circadian rhythms can be potential target for glioblastoma treatment

Barrow Institute initiates $50 million effort to seek cure for glioblastoma

Barrow Institute initiates $50 million effort to seek cure for glioblastoma

Researchers uncover secret of immortality mechanism in aggressive glioblastoma

Researchers uncover secret of immortality mechanism in aggressive glioblastoma

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Novel approach reveals metabolic vulnerabilities in kidney cancer

Novel approach reveals metabolic vulnerabilities in kidney cancer

Cancer-hunting stem cells may be potential drug delivery tool for medulloblastoma

Cancer-hunting stem cells may be potential drug delivery tool for medulloblastoma

Additional inhibitor could be key to helping anti-VEGF therapies overcome resistance in glioblastoma

Additional inhibitor could be key to helping anti-VEGF therapies overcome resistance in glioblastoma

Death of Sen. John McCain sheds new light on aggressive brain tumor

Death of Sen. John McCain sheds new light on aggressive brain tumor

Mccain’s complicated health care legacy: He hated the ACA. He also saved it.

Mccain’s complicated health care legacy: He hated the ACA. He also saved it.

Brain tumors trap immune cells needed to fight cancer in the bone marrow, finds research

Brain tumors trap immune cells needed to fight cancer in the bone marrow, finds research

Scientists explore ways for drug therapies to reach deadly brain tumors

Scientists explore ways for drug therapies to reach deadly brain tumors