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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.
The Cancer Genome Atlas reports first results

The Cancer Genome Atlas reports first results

Vitamin C injections slow tumor growth in mice

Vitamin C injections slow tumor growth in mice

Viruses genetically designed to kill cancer cells influence tumor blood-vessel growth

Viruses genetically designed to kill cancer cells influence tumor blood-vessel growth

Celldex Therapeutics vaccine may double survival in patients with deadly brain tumors

Celldex Therapeutics vaccine may double survival in patients with deadly brain tumors

BiPar Sciences presents data for novel DNA repair inhibitor

BiPar Sciences presents data for novel DNA repair inhibitor

RTOG study likely treatment option for brain tumor patients like Sen. Kennedy

RTOG study likely treatment option for brain tumor patients like Sen. Kennedy

Cytopia announces novel anti-cancer drug development collaboration

Cytopia announces novel anti-cancer drug development collaboration

Brain tumor surgery, depression and survival

Brain tumor surgery, depression and survival

Drugs in the pipeline: new therapies that could change treatment strategies

Drugs in the pipeline: new therapies that could change treatment strategies

NovoCure presents results from breast cancer pilot study

NovoCure presents results from breast cancer pilot study

New regulatory circuit identified for aggressive, malignant brain tumor

New regulatory circuit identified for aggressive, malignant brain tumor

MRI opens up promising new avenues for non-invasive diagnoses and classification of cancer

MRI opens up promising new avenues for non-invasive diagnoses and classification of cancer

Switch for programmed cell death promotes spread of glioblastoma

Switch for programmed cell death promotes spread of glioblastoma

Nanotechnology advances brain cancer detection and therapy

Nanotechnology advances brain cancer detection and therapy

Glioblastoma multiforme responds to new treatment

Glioblastoma multiforme responds to new treatment

Gene therapy - immune system discovery may lead to effective treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

Gene therapy - immune system discovery may lead to effective treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

Novel anti-tumor compound

Novel anti-tumor compound

Three-drug cocktail improves outcomes in glioblastoma multiforme

Three-drug cocktail improves outcomes in glioblastoma multiforme

Avastin shows promise for brain cancer

Avastin shows promise for brain cancer

Drug study for brain cancer shows promising results

Drug study for brain cancer shows promising results