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Play4TheCure: Team Invictus

This year's Marine Corps Marathon means a little more for Team Invictus captain Dwayne Osgood. He and his friends will run in support of NFCR's GBM AGILE....

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A Major Milestone! Global Coalition Launches World’s First Adaptive Clinical Trial Platform for Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is the deadliest and most aggressive form of brain cancer for which there is currently no cure. This often-fatal brain cancer accounts for 45% of all malignant brain tumors and 12,000 cancer diagnoses per year in the United States, in addition to tens of thousands more around…...

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Origin Cells of Glioblastoma May Have Been Identified

In what could be a major breakthrough, scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea claim to have identified the cellular origin of glioblastoma, a fast-growing type of central nervous system tumor that forms from supportive tissue of the brain and spinal cord. It…...

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Showing Promise: Confronting Brain Cancer in the Lab

Any brain cancer surgery carries significant risk. For one, post-procedural swelling can be deadly. Doctors must also take into account the size of the tumor, its type and grade, the location and whether or not it is pressing against a vital part of the brain. Moreover, the brain is the…...

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“Pink Drink” to Aid Brain Tumor Treatment

Approved in June 2017 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and launched commercially in-country in October 2018, 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (also known as 5-ALA, and composed of aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride) is an optical imaging agent for use in patients with high-grade gliomas. Nicknamed the “pink drink,” 5-ALA is a surgical…...

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Brain Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Brian Cancer Awareness Month, the National Foundation for Cancer Research today offers up a rather in depth overview of a handful of innovative technologies being explored in labs to address the terrible disease class. Although brain cancer only makes up 1.4% of all new cancer cases, the…...

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Medical Coalition Led Largely by NFCR Unites to Battle Glioblastoma

Medical knowledge of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the deadliest form of brain cancer, has grown exponentially, but has not resulted in marked improvements in treatment for patients. Addressing this is GBM AGILE (GBM Adaptive Global Innovative Learning Environment), a global medical and scientific coalition that is the first platform trial for…...

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Brain Cancer Surgery: Thriving in Recovery

Brain cancer is a formidable adversary in the world of oncology. Against substantial odds, patients work with dedicated doctors to mount a counter offensive. The road to recovery is, to no one’s astonishment, arduous, as brain surgery exposes the very epicenter of our being, behavior, personality, motor skills and memory.…...

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4 Must-Know Facts About the Deadliest Brain Tumor

Glioblastoma multiforme—also known as GBM—is the most lethal form of brain cancer in adults. This devastating brain cancer spreads into other parts of the brain very quickly and is usually not surgically curable. Typically, radiation and chemotherapy are given with the hopes of delaying tumor progression. If you or a loved…...

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Brain Tumors

What is Brain Tumor? Of the nearly 80,000 brain tumors diagnosed in the U.S. each year, approximately 32% are considered malignant – or cancerous. Overall, the chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain or spinal cord in his or her lifetime is less than 1%.…...

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