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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.
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

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

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