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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.

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).

All Buttoned Up, but Coming Undone

May 27th 2015

We spend so much time making it look like we've got it all covered, when in reality, things are unraveling just below the surface. Maybe that's OK.

The Build Up

April 30th 2015

It's one thing to know you have to get a certain treatment, it's another thing entirely to wait for it to come.

Advice for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

April 13th 2015

James Battiste, an oncologist with Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., says patients with glioblastoma will likely have a lot of questions about the diagnosis.

Rintega Receives Breakthrough Designation for EGFRvIII-Positive Glioblastoma

February 24th 2015

Rintega (rindopepimut) has gained a Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the FDA to treat adult patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) that test positive for the EGFR variant (EGFRvIII).

Lauren Hill Inspired Many With Her Bravery and Commitment to Brain Cancer Research

January 7th 2015

Lauren Hill, a college basketball player diagnosed with a rare childhood brain tumor, brought attention to the disease and raised more than $1 million for DIPG research. Hill passed away on April 10.

When Someone You Love Has Brain Cancer

November 26th 2014

When caring for someone who has undergone brain surgery, practice patience and ask for support.

NORD Offers Information and Support for Patients of Rare Cancers

November 25th 2014

NORD was founded in 1983 by parents of children with rare diseases. Over the past 30 years, it has become a powerful advocacy voice for all patients with rare diseases, including cancer.

Recovering from Brain Cancer Surgery Takes Time

November 25th 2014

Patients who undergo surgery for brain cancer may need to be patient during recovery.

Vaccine Rindopepimut Shows Benefit in Compassionate Use Study

November 18th 2014

Investigational vaccine appears to help progression-free survival and overall survival in patients with a type of glioblastoma.