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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.
New noninvasive technique uses blood test to detect brain tumor biomarkers

New noninvasive technique uses blood test to detect brain tumor biomarkers

Salk researchers develop new glioblastoma model using gene-edited organoids

Salk researchers develop new glioblastoma model using gene-edited organoids

Role of extrachromosomal pieces of DNA in cancer development and treatment resistance

Role of extrachromosomal pieces of DNA in cancer development and treatment resistance

Newly discovered predictive biomarkers could help assess level of glioma recurrence risk

Newly discovered predictive biomarkers could help assess level of glioma recurrence risk

Zika virus could be alternative for treatment of aggressive brain cancer

Zika virus could be alternative for treatment of aggressive brain cancer

Research project aims to find new ways to identify and treat most aggressive brain cancers

Research project aims to find new ways to identify and treat most aggressive brain cancers

New study to test safety, efficacy of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's disease

New study to test safety, efficacy of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's disease

Undergraduate researcher discovers genes linked to glioblastoma

Undergraduate researcher discovers genes linked to glioblastoma

Researchers devise strategies to target glioma stem cells that could improve patient survival

Researchers devise strategies to target glioma stem cells that could improve patient survival

New study sheds light on important protein involved in memory formation

New study sheds light on important protein involved in memory formation

Study sheds light on key protein involved in memory formation and brain growth

Study sheds light on key protein involved in memory formation and brain growth

Enzyme inhibitor and chemotherapy combination regresses glioblastoma

Enzyme inhibitor and chemotherapy combination regresses glioblastoma

Combination chemotherapy increases survival in animal models of glioblastoma

Combination chemotherapy increases survival in animal models of glioblastoma

Researchers block common siren call of glioblastoma and metastatic breast cancer

Researchers block common siren call of glioblastoma and metastatic breast cancer

Circadian rhythms could hold key to novel treatments for glioblastoma

Circadian rhythms could hold key to novel treatments for glioblastoma

Nanobiotix receives FDA approval for first immuno-oncology trial

Nanobiotix receives FDA approval for first immuno-oncology trial

Higher ‘mutational burden’ of tumors predicts success rate with cancer immunotherapies

Higher ‘mutational burden’ of tumors predicts success rate with cancer immunotherapies

Certain brain tumor patients more likely to receive short hospice services, study finds

Certain brain tumor patients more likely to receive short hospice services, study finds

New scalp device delivering electric fields improves survival in patients with glioblastoma

New scalp device delivering electric fields improves survival in patients with glioblastoma

Electric fields therapy leads to better overall, progression-free survival in glioblastoma patients

Electric fields therapy leads to better overall, progression-free survival in glioblastoma patients