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CURE’s brain cancer page features the latest cancer news and updates on brain cancer Through articles, videos, podcasts, and more, CURE brings readers the insights of experts, cancer survivors, patients, and advocates to ensure everyone is up to date in brain cancer.

Craft Brewing Community Uses the Power of Beer for Cancer Awareness, Fundraising

May 23rd 2023

Campaigns such as #BrewStacheStrong and Melesa’s Wings are uniting brewers and craft beer aficionados as they raise funds and awareness for cancer.

New Brain Cancer Drug to Be Studied in Two Clinical Trials

April 24th 2023

OKN-007 is being evaluated both alone and in combination with chemotherapy for patients with glioma or glioblastoma — both types of brain cancer.

Famous Composer Dies of Cancer, ‘King of Chemo’ Cycles Cross-Country and More

April 14th 2023

From composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s death to the “King of Chemo” cycling across the United States to raise funds for mental health and cancer charities, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

Robin Roberts Provides an Update on Her Partner’s Cancer, EPA Recommends Limit to Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Water and More

March 17th 2023

From Robin Roberts providing an update on her partner, Amber Laign’s “rough year” with breast cancer, to Kathy Griffin’s suspected cause of lung cancer, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

FDA Approves Tafinlar Plus Mekinist for Pediatric Brain Tumors

March 17th 2023

This approval is the first of its kind as a first-line systemic therapy for pediatric patients with low-grade gliomas of a specific mutation.

‘Queer Eye’ Star Dies, Phillies Stadium May Have Cancer Link and More

March 10th 2023

From a contestant on “Queer Eye” dying of cancer to a string of brain cancers in former Philadelphia Phillies players, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

East Palestine Train Crash Causes Cancer Concerns, Rep. Joaquin Castro Provides NET Update and More

March 3rd 2023

Experts are concerned that the train derailment in Ohio may pose cancer risks down the line.

Cancer-Related Unemployment Can Decrease Quality of Life

February 13th 2023

Patients who are financially struggling due to job loss after a cancer diagnosis may benefit from multidisciplinary back-to-work programs and financial counseling, according to an expert.

First Patient Injected With Novel Radiotherapy in Phase 2b Trial for Brain Cancer

January 28th 2023

The treatment previously demonstrated significantly improved overall survival for patients with recurrent glioblastoma in a phase 1 study.

New Drug Shows ‘Encouraging’ Outcomes for Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatment

January 10th 2023

Treatment with tovorafenib led to a 64% overall response rate in patients with recurrent or progressive pediatric low-grade glioma, study findings showed.

CNN’s Drew Griffin Dies of Cancer, Jane Fonda Offers a Cancer Update and More

December 23rd 2022

From investigative journalist, Drew Griffin’s cancer-related death to Jane Fonda’s lymphoma update, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

Triathlons Helped Three-Time Cancer Survivor 'Love Every Single Day' of His Life

December 8th 2022

Robert Atteberry never gave up, even after three cancer diagnoses, and has found a motivation and passion for competing in triathlons during survivorship.

Toby Keith Gives Update Since Stomach Cancer Diagnosis, Katie Couric Donates Formula to Moms With Breast Cancer and More

December 2nd 2022

From Toby Keith providing fans with an update since his stomach cancer diagnosis to Katie Couric donating $25,000 worth of baby formula to moms with breast cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Phase 1 Trial Will Analyze a Direct-to-Brain Drug for Recurrent Glioblastoma Treatment

November 16th 2022

The first patient was enrolled in a phase 1 trial analyzing MTX110 in patients with recurrent glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer.

Cancer Survivor Throws Out World Series First Pitch, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sends Best Wishes to Child With Brain Cancer and More

November 4th 2022

From a childhood cancer survivor throwing out the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series to former WWE champion and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recording a message for a child with brain cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Cancer Made Me Proud of My Accomplishments

October 24th 2022

Receiving a brain cancer diagnosis was scary, but it taught me to be more forgiving to others and proud of what I have accomplished.

Brain Cancer Made Me Feel Fortunate and Fearless

October 11th 2022

Ten years after my brain cancer diagnosis, I feel hopeful and content with my life.

‘Chicago Med’ Actress Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Phillies Dollar Hot Dog Night Leads to a Cancer Diagnosis and More

September 30th 2022

From “Chicago Med” actress Marlyne Barrett announcing her gynecologic cancer diagnosis to a New York City-based news team walking in honor of their former news director who died of glioblastoma, a form of brain and spinal cord cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Some Health Appointments Will Be Delayed for Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral, Ryan Reynolds Gets Colonoscopy and Has Potentially Pre-Cancerous Polyp Removed and More

September 16th 2022

From the delay of some health care services in the United Kingdom due to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral to actor Ryan Reynolds broadcasting his colonoscopy — including the finding of a pre-cancerous polyp — here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

My Insights to Cancer Genetics After More Than 20 Years of Brain Tumor Survival

July 28th 2022

After being a 20-year brain tumor survivor, I met with a genetic counselor and learned that I have a MUYTH gene mutation.

FDA Fast Tracks Investigational Drug for the Treatment of Recurrent Brain Cancer

July 15th 2022

The safety, optimal dosage and efficacy of the investigational drug is currently being evaluated in a first-in-human trial in patients with recurrent high-grade glioblastoma, a type of spinal cord and brain cancer.

Patient Receives Treatment With Novel Drug in First-in-Human Trial Assessing its Safety and Efficacy in Brain and Lung Cancer

April 25th 2022

The drug, known as BDTX-1535, is being investigated in patients with glioblastoma that harbors EGFR alterations and non-small cell lung cancer that harbors EGFR mutations of intrinsic or acquired resistance and disease that has failed standard treatment.

Early-Phase Trial to Investigate Novel CAR-T Cell Therapy Alongside Oncolytic Virus in Recurrent Brain Cancer Set to Launch

April 18th 2022

The plan to launch the phase 1 trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of combining the CAR-T cell therapy and oncolytic virus in patients with recurrent glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, is supported by interim data from two ongoing trials.

Clinical Trial Investigating a Combo Therapy in Brain Cancer Now Enrolling Patients

March 28th 2022

The study authors plan to enroll 24 patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, to assess the efficacy an investigational drug plus Libtayo prior to surgery to remove the tumor.

Trial for Brain Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment Opens

February 7th 2022

A phase 2b clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of an immunotherapy drug for patients with brain cancer has opened at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, with additional plans to be carried out at more than a dozen sites.

I’m Not a Cancer Warrior or Fighter, I’m a ‘Traveler’

February 2nd 2022

A brain cancer survivor explains how she found a way to navigate her cancer journey as a traveler, grateful to be alive.

Living With Uncertainty as a Brain Tumor Survivor in a Changing World

January 16th 2022

A brain tumor survivor explains how she chooses to approach life with acceptance of the hard times rather than trying to throw them away.

Survival With Immunotherapy in Common Brain Tumor Subtype May Be Predicted by a Biomarker

January 3rd 2022

Patients with a common brain tumor subtype that expresses ERK1/2 activation may obtain a greater survival benefit with PD-1 immunotherapy, although research needs to confirm whether this can be observed in all patients.

Top 5 Brain Cancer News Stories of 2021

December 29th 2021

From celebrity deaths to exciting new treatments, here is CURE®’s roundup of what made waves in the brain cancer space this year.

President Biden Acknowledges 50th Anniversary of National Cancer Act, Proposes Launching New Agency to Expedite Cancer Breakthroughs

December 23rd 2021

Upon recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, President Joe Biden set forth his proposal for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health.