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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.
Cancer or Not, Embrace Our Bodies
BY Samira Rajabi
Those of us who have suffered often fear what can go wrong with them. But the more we know our bodies, the more we can love them and ourselves.
Breaking Down Misconceptions About Glioblastoma
BY David Reardon, M.D.

David Reardon, M.D., clinical director at the Center for Neuro-oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, breaks down a common misconception that many people have about glioblastoma (GBM).
Cancer Survivors Face Challenges and Must Find Solutions
BY Jeannine Walston
Both oncologists and primary care physicians do not provide adequate care to fully address cancer survivorship needs. Learn about why and solutions for people in their cancer journey.
Advice for Newly Diagnosed Patients With GBM
BY David Reardon, M.D.
David Reardon, M.D., clinical director at the Center for Neuro-oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers advice for patients who have recently been diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM).
Zika Virus Explored for Brain Cancer Treatment
BY Brielle Urciuoli
In early 2015, Zika outbreaks caused widespread panic in many parts of North and South America. However, now researchers are exploring the possibility of putting the virus to good use: fighting glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most deadly type of brain cancer.
First Biosimilar to Treat Cancer Gets FDA Approval
BY Jason Harris
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever biosimilar to treat a variety of cancers.
 
Survivor's Dread: Prepping for an MRI
BY Samira Rajabi
Every six months, I get an MRI to check for recurrence or growth of my brain tumor. This is one of those times. To prepare for tomorrow, I try to remember not to forgo today.
Study Tests Several Glioblastoma Treatments Side by Side
BY Angelica Welch
A phase 2 trial – which is still enrolling patients – is investigating multiple targeted agents for the treatment of patients with glioblastoma (GBM).
When You Move, Your Brain Tumor Comes With You
BY Samira Rajabi
Moving with a health problem comes with the logistical challenge of finding resources in a new place which is a task conquered through patience, kindness and a lot of organization.
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.  
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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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