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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.

The Moment Explodes: Managing Expectations As I Approach Another Surgery

December 7th 2015

We often have to face things in illnesses that feel bigger than we think we can manage, yet somehow we balance the fear with the hope and find humanity in the process.

Good Family Functioning Crucial to Treatment, Recovery, Survivorship

December 5th 2015

The responsibility of caregiving is increasingly being placed on family members.

Valerie Harper Pays Tribute to Our GBM Heroes

December 2nd 2015

Award-winning actress and author Valerie Harper pays tribute to CURE's inaugural class of GBM Heroes.

Testing Immunotherapies in Brain Cancer Requires Careful Management of Toxicities

November 30th 2015

Immunotherapies continue to be studied and approved across multiple tumor types, among them, malignancies of the central nervous system.

Mark R. Gilbert Discusses Glioblastoma Research

November 30th 2015

CURE spoke with Gilbert at the 2015 Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting, a meeting of over 1,000 oncology professionals.

Above and Beyond: A Celebration of Heroes of Glioblastoma

November 21st 2015

It was a night filled with inspiration, shared purpose and hope, as four heroes who have given selflessly in their efforts to improve the lives of people impacted by glioblastoma were honored at the 1st Annual Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Heroes Awards.

FDA Expands Optune's Glioblastoma Multiforme Indication

October 6th 2015

The approval was based on findings from the phase 3 EF-14 trial.

24 Tips to Create Comfort During Cancer

September 24th 2015

No doubt, dealing with cancer can be overwhelming. Learn 24 tips to find levels of comfort during cancer and support healing in the process.

Molecular Subtype Proves to Be Prognostic Factor in Newly Diagnosed Gliomas

September 16th 2015

This reanalysis confirmed that there is no difference for a radiotherapy-first versus a chemotherapy-first strategy in this setting, but there is a major difference in long-term outcomes for molecular stratification independent of treatment.

Q & A With David Reardon: Immunotherapy in Glioblastoma

September 16th 2015

These data were presented in late May at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a gathering of nearly 30,000 oncology professionals in Chicago.

Phase 2 Study of Novel Vaccine Underway in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

September 15th 2015

Patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma are now being accepted at two institutions to enter a phase 2 study to assess the efficacy of the SurVaxM vaccine in combination with standard chemotherapy.

Scale Back: Honoring My Changed Body

September 11th 2015

It's hard to honor our bodies and respect what we need, especially when we are sick bodies living in a sea of the well.

Effecting Change in Glioblastoma

August 21st 2015

Could immediate access to care be the turning point?

Jimmy Carter Provides Update on His Health, Says He Has Melanoma

August 20th 2015

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter provided an update on his health today in a press conference, announcing that he has melanoma.

Genomic Profiling Provides Much-Needed Prognostic Data in Glioma

August 18th 2015

Low-grade gliomas may be classified into three distinct prognostic categories based on genomic data.

Heidi Gottlieb Gives Advice to Brain Tumor Patients and Survivors

August 17th 2015

Heidi Gottlieb, a brain tumor survivor and the director and founder of Brain Matters, gives advice to other patients and survivors.

Whole Brain Radiation for Small Metastases Not Helpful

August 17th 2015

Adjuvant whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) dramatically increases the incidence of cognitive decline without survival benefit in patients with small brain metastases from other tumor types.

The Lonely MRI

August 10th 2015

Illness is a solitary endeavor, but you still need people to ground you and give you strength as you move through it and face tests, treatments and recovery.

Avastin After Recurrence in Glioblastoma Shows No Benefit

July 27th 2015

Continuing Avastin (bevacizumab) in patients with recurrent glioblastoma after progression of the disease does not improve patient outcomes, according to results from the phase 2 CABARET trial.

IDH Mutation Status May Guide Therapy in Patients With High-Risk Low-Grade Glioma

July 27th 2015

An analysis of three interrelated biomarkers in high-risk low-grade glioma (LGG) has identified distinct risk groups by isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutation status and suggested appropriate treatment strategies.

Kristen Harris Shares Her Story

July 22nd 2015

Kristen Harris discusses her friendship with Emily Caldwell Morrison, who died of brain cancer in March 2014.

Left Out, But Not Gone

July 16th 2015

It's easy to miss the life you had before you were sick, it's also easy to miss the life you dreamed of having, especially as that dream gets further and further away. So you build new dreams, dreams based in acceptance of your body, your heart and your mind.


July 14th 2015

Today, regardless of diagnosis, you are a survivor.

It's All About Relationships

June 26th 2015

Sometimes healing is less about what you do, but who you do it with. And remembering that even when you are sitting by yourself, it doesn't mean you are alone.

Immunotherapy Combination Extends Survival for Patients With Relapsed Glioblastoma

June 18th 2015

Adding the immunotherapeutic vaccine Rintega (rindopepimut) to Avastin (bevacizumab) may help boost survival in patients with a genetic subtype of glioblastoma associated with poor outcomes.

Dellann Elliott Mydland on Testing Brain Tumor Tissue

June 17th 2015

Dellann Elliott Mydland, from the Chris Elliott Fund, discusses testing brain tumor tissue before surgery.

Sometimes the Answer is No

June 9th 2015

When you're told you're sick, you're also told that you're an insta-inspiration, and your will to fight is somehow supposed to grow as your suffering does. Being sick doesn't always make sense.

Beyond the War on Cancer to Better Answers

June 9th 2015

Cancer patients need more than any necessary conventional cancer treatments. Solutions come from integrative cancer care for the whole person. Learn about why, how to achieve optimal health and healing, and some top-notch resources.

EndBrainCancer Now Initiative Works to Support, Educate and Expand Survivorship for Patients

May 28th 2015

Aug. 27, 2000, started as an ordinary day for Dellann Elliott Mydland. She and her husband Chris Elliott and their two children, then 5 and 8 years old, had just finished up a weekend at their cabin and were preparing to relax by the grill at home.

Clinical Trial Opportunity for Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma

May 28th 2015

2015 started off with a bang, with a focus on brain cancer patients and new treatment options for recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM).