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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.

Ketogenic Diet Sparks Genetic Changes that May Help Cancer Treatment Responses

November 21st 2017

Can a certain diet improve cancer outcomes?

Immunotherapy Techniques Are Being Explored in Gliomas

November 20th 2017

Immunotherapies are largely unavailable to patients with brain cancer, but many of these approaches are being studied both in labs and in clinical trials, and there is hope that they will eventually play a role in the treatment of gliomas.

Remove Obstacles to Palliative Care for Patients With High-Grade Gliomas

November 20th 2017

Quality-of-life care has benefits from the outset for these patients, but because some might confuse it with end-of-life support, neuro-oncologists may be hesitant about introducing it.

GBM Heroes Honored by CURE

November 17th 2017

At its third annual gala, the magazine honored four professionals for their work helping people with glioblastoma.

Or Maybe It's Fine: Being OK Outside of the Hospital

November 14th 2017

When our bodies have experienced trauma, it is so easy to live in fear of what else may go wrong. But accepting that we don't know what will happen to us also means accepting that the worst is not always inevitable. Sometimes, despite our fears, we still thrive, and that is a reason to recognize that even if you've suffered, you can still be OK.

Cancer or Not, Embrace Our Bodies

October 16th 2017

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

October 13th 2017

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

October 4th 2017

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

September 27th 2017

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

September 19th 2017

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

September 14th 2017

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever biosimilar to treat a variety of cancers.

Survivor's Dread: Prepping for an MRI

September 11th 2017

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

September 8th 2017

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

August 23rd 2017

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

August 19th 2017

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

August 10th 2017

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

July 26th 2017

A 15-year brain tumor survivor offers advice and talks about advances since his diagnosis.

Trying the "Kitchen Sink" to treat Brain Cancer

July 24th 2017

There are a number of treatment methods being explored to treat glioblastoma.

Hope Comes in Many Forms for Patients With Cancer

July 22nd 2017

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

July 20th 2017

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

July 12th 2017

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

June 28th 2017

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

June 22nd 2017

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

June 20th 2017

A drug combination is showing promise in mouse models and may lead to a new treatment option for patients with glioblastoma.

What's Next for Brain Cancer Treatment?

May 30th 2017

Experts from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute discuss upcoming advances in the field of brain cancer treatment and research.

Higher Blood Sugar May Mean Lower Risk of Brain Cancer

May 24th 2017

While other cancers seem to occur more frequently in people with high blood sugar, that is not the case for brain cancer, according to a recent study.

Redefining Strength for the Trauma Sufferer

May 17th 2017

There are so many ideas of what it is to be strong, but what if strength lies in being honest, being vulnerable and being ourselves?

10 Essential Facts About Brain Tumor Awareness Month From a 19-Year Survivor

May 15th 2017

Learn about National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, featuring clear brain tumor facts and the need for brain tumor research, from a 19-year brain tumor survivor.

Clinical Trial to Offer Insight Into Newly Diagnosed Patients With Glioblastoma

April 18th 2017

Glioblastomas are difficult to treat, but researchers are hopeful that clinical trials will lead to new developments.

15-Year Malignant Brain Tumor Survivor Defies the Odds, Vows to Improve Quality of Life for Others

April 14th 2017

Malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord represent about 1 percent of all cancers. Michael Feuerstein, Ph.D., M.P.H., is among that small percentage.