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Optune Patient Journey: Meet Chad
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Learn how Chad manages his treatment while enjoying his favorite activities.
Clinical Trial to Offer Insight Into Newly Diagnosed Patients With Glioblastoma
BY Katie Kosko
Glioblastomas are difficult to treat, but researchers are hopeful that clinical trials will lead to new developments.
15-Year Malignant Brain Tumor Survivor Defies the Odds, Vows to Improve Quality of Life for Others
BY Katie Kosko
Malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord represent about 1 percent of all cancers. Michael Feuerstein, Ph.D., M.P.H., is among that small percentage.
 
Tumor Treating Fields Improve Survival in Glioblastoma
BY Lauren M. Green
Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) saw a 37 percent reduced risk of death and increased overall survival (OS) when treated with tumor treating fields (TTFields), according to a landmark analysis of the findings from the EF-14 trial.
Research Advances to Improve Treatments for Patients with GBM
BY Lauren M. Green
As researchers test new treatments for GBM, understanding the unique needs of patients with this diagnosis and their caregivers remains crucial.
Can the Chickenpox Protect Patients Against Glioma?
BY Brielle Urciuoli
A recent study found that individuals who had the chickenpox virus when they were younger were less likely to eventually develop gliomas.
Former Vice President Joe Biden to Start Cancer Nonprofit
BY Beth Fand Incollingo
Former Vice President Joe Biden is launching a cancer nonprofit to tackle some of the hard-hitting issues patients with cancer face, such as high drug prices.
Soles of Inspiration: Cancer Survivor Ran a Marathon on Each Continent to Raise Awareness, Funds
BY Brielle Urciuoli
BethAnn Telford recently spent a week running a marathon a day on each of the seven continents to raise money and awareness for childhood cancers. This is after her own brain cancer diagnosis more than a decade ago. 
Exploring the Use of Tumor Treating Fields in Grade 3 Brain Cancer
BY Shannon Connelly
Though now used for patients with grade 4 brain tumors, tumor treating fields are being tested for use in grade 3 tumors.
Genetics Can Help Determine Brain Tumor Risk
BY Shannon Connelly
Genetics can help determine a patient's risk of developing a brain tumor, as well as what treatments may work.
Discussing the World Health Organization's New Brain Tumor Classification
BY Greg Kennelty
The World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified some types of brain cancers, giving a clearer outline on how to treat them.
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Information about treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy
Adult Brain Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of adult brain tumors.
Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment Overview (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of various childhood brain tumors.
Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Treatment (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood brain stem glioma.
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