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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.
Scientists explore ways for drug therapies to reach deadly brain tumors

Scientists explore ways for drug therapies to reach deadly brain tumors

Duke researchers track missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients

Duke researchers track missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients

Researchers study use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier

Researchers study use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier

Breakthrough research gives insights on why glioblastomas regrow even after surgery

Breakthrough research gives insights on why glioblastomas regrow even after surgery

Scientists deliver nano-size packets of genetic code to treat brain tumors in mice

Scientists deliver nano-size packets of genetic code to treat brain tumors in mice

Researchers elucidate role of mutations in deadly brain cancer

Researchers elucidate role of mutations in deadly brain cancer

Altitude sickness drug may offer significant gains for patients with glioblastoma

Altitude sickness drug may offer significant gains for patients with glioblastoma

Ludwig-developed antibody drug for deadly brain cancer may have broader applications

Ludwig-developed antibody drug for deadly brain cancer may have broader applications

Engineers develop new method to measure and reconstruct interstitial fluid flow in the brain

Engineers develop new method to measure and reconstruct interstitial fluid flow in the brain

Viral immunotherapy shows promise to treat pediatric brain tumors

Viral immunotherapy shows promise to treat pediatric brain tumors

City of Hope receives $3.7 million from CIRM to develop phase 1 glioblastoma trial

City of Hope receives $3.7 million from CIRM to develop phase 1 glioblastoma trial

Study finds sex-based differences in genetic risk factors for developing gliomas

Study finds sex-based differences in genetic risk factors for developing gliomas

Genetic biomarker can help predict survival outcomes in patients with certain gliomas

Genetic biomarker can help predict survival outcomes in patients with certain gliomas

Salk Institute scientists receive funding for cancer research

Salk Institute scientists receive funding for cancer research

Polio virus could help brain cancer patients

Polio virus could help brain cancer patients

Phase 1 clinical trial of poliovirus therapy shows long-term survival benefit for recurrent glioblastoma

Phase 1 clinical trial of poliovirus therapy shows long-term survival benefit for recurrent glioblastoma

New molecular imaging method could help effectively tackle brain conditions

New molecular imaging method could help effectively tackle brain conditions

Unusual cell-to-cell communication in glioblastoma promotes aggressiveness and therapy resistance

Unusual cell-to-cell communication in glioblastoma promotes aggressiveness and therapy resistance

Scientists develop novel computational framework to support personalized cancer treatment

Scientists develop novel computational framework to support personalized cancer treatment

Scientists point to potentially promising treatment target for deadly brain cancers

Scientists point to potentially promising treatment target for deadly brain cancers