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Optune Patient Journey: Meet Chad
Watch a video about Chad, a patient using Optune.
Learn how Chad manages his treatment while enjoying his favorite activities.
Glioblastoma Vaccine to Be Tested as Orphan Drug, Easing Clinical Trials Process
BY Thomas Keenan
The designation recognizes that the vaccine, an immunotherapy called SurVaxM, would treat a rare disease, defined as one that affects a patient population of less than 200,000 Americans. However, because it acts on a protein that appears in 80 percent of cancers generally, SurVaxM may have wider applications.  
Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Is Searching for Treatment Breakthroughs
BY Beth Fand Incollingo
The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative is an effort based around three broad ideas: five years, $10 million and a question.
 
The Present and Future of Cancer Survivorship
BY Katie Kosko
A 15-year brain tumor survivor offers advice and talks about advances since his diagnosis.
Trying the
BY Tara Haelle
There are a number of treatment methods being explored to treat glioblastoma. 
Hope Comes in Many Forms for Patients With Cancer
BY Tara Haelle
For many with glioblastoma, there’s no clear path after standard therapy, but scientists are exploring an array of new options.
Senator John McCain Diagnosed With Glioblastoma
BY Brielle Urciuoli
Senator John McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma after going to the Mayo Clinic for a routine exam.
Ketogenic Diet May Affect Glioma Outcomes
BY Brielle Urciuoli
A patient's diet may have a great impact on their brain cancer outcomes, according to a recent review.
Neuropathy and Chemo Brain: The Lasting Effects of One Nurse-Turned-Patient's Road to Recovery
BY Katie Kosko
Anne Llewellyn knows how to be a good nurse. For nearly 40 years, she took care of others in the Emergency Department and Respiratory Intensive Care. Her perspective of the health care industry changed a bit after she became the patient. Diagnosed with a central nervous system brain tumor in November 2014, Llewellyn had to become her own advocate, along with the help of her husband.
Caring With Confidence: Study Examines Caregiver Mastery and Patient Survival in GBM
BY Brielle Urciuoli
A recent study found that the level of family caregiver mastery may have an effect on the survival of patients with glioblastoma.
Looking Ahead: Combination Offers New Hope For Glioblastoma
BY Katie Kosko
A drug combination is showing promise in mouse models and may lead to a new treatment option for patients with glioblastoma.
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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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