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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.
Drug study for brain cancer shows promising results

Drug study for brain cancer shows promising results

Avastin (bevacizumab) shows promise in phase II study of glioblastoma multiforme

Avastin (bevacizumab) shows promise in phase II study of glioblastoma multiforme

Block buster cancer drug Avastin gives hope to brain tumor victims

Block buster cancer drug Avastin gives hope to brain tumor victims

New view of lung cancer genome

New view of lung cancer genome

Radiation plus chemo quadruples survival time for fatal brain cancer

Radiation plus chemo quadruples survival time for fatal brain cancer

Human cytomegalovirus may help doctors treat glioblastoma multiforme

Human cytomegalovirus may help doctors treat glioblastoma multiforme

Avastin and chemo combo may offer hope for glioblastoma multiforme patients

Avastin and chemo combo may offer hope for glioblastoma multiforme patients

Clinical trial to evaluate glioblastoma multiforme vaccine commences at NYU

Clinical trial to evaluate glioblastoma multiforme vaccine commences at NYU

Study suggests brain tumors need treatment with multiple 'targeted' drugs

Study suggests brain tumors need treatment with multiple 'targeted' drugs

Customized virus kills brain tumor stem cells that drive lethal cancer

Customized virus kills brain tumor stem cells that drive lethal cancer

New anti-cancer drug made from corn lillies kills brain tumor stem cells

New anti-cancer drug made from corn lillies kills brain tumor stem cells

Electricity - a new weapon for stalling the progression of cancer

Electricity - a new weapon for stalling the progression of cancer

Barr confirms patent challenge of TEMODAR

Barr confirms patent challenge of TEMODAR

Critical link found between two proteins found in brain tumors

Critical link found between two proteins found in brain tumors

New contributor to aggressive cancers

New contributor to aggressive cancers

Vorinostat shows anti-cancer activity in recurrent gliomas

Vorinostat shows anti-cancer activity in recurrent gliomas

Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of the vaccines

Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of the vaccines

Device to treat brain cancer shows promise

Device to treat brain cancer shows promise

Investigational device to treat brain cancer shows promise in early studies

Investigational device to treat brain cancer shows promise in early studies

New mechanism identified for resistance to targeted lung cancer drugs

New mechanism identified for resistance to targeted lung cancer drugs