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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.

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.

Tumor Treating Fields Improve Survival in Glioblastoma

April 5th 2017

Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) saw a 37 percent reduced risk of death and increased overall survival (OS) when treated with tumor treating fields (TTFields), according to a landmark analysis of the findings from the EF-14 trial.

Research Advances to Improve Treatments for Patients with GBM

March 22nd 2017

As researchers test new treatments for GBM, understanding the unique needs of patients with this diagnosis and their caregivers remains crucial.

Can the Chickenpox Protect Patients Against Glioma?

March 22nd 2017

A recent study found that individuals who had the chickenpox virus when they were younger were less likely to eventually develop gliomas.

Former Vice President Joe Biden to Start Cancer Nonprofit

March 9th 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden is launching a cancer nonprofit to tackle some of the hard-hitting issues patients with cancer face, such as high drug prices.

Soles of Inspiration: Cancer Survivor Ran a Marathon on Each Continent to Raise Awareness, Funds

February 14th 2017

BethAnn Telford recently spent a week running a marathon a day on each of the seven continents to raise money and awareness for childhood cancers. This is after her own brain cancer diagnosis more than a decade ago.

Exploring the Use of Tumor Treating Fields in Grade 3 Brain Cancer

January 26th 2017

Though now used for patients with grade 4 brain tumors, tumor treating fields are being tested for use in grade 3 tumors.

Genetics Can Help Determine Brain Tumor Risk

January 19th 2017

Genetics can help determine a patient's risk of developing a brain tumor, as well as what treatments may work.

Discussing the World Health Organization's New Brain Tumor Classification

January 13th 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified some types of brain cancers, giving a clearer outline on how to treat them.

Miracles Do Happen in GBM

January 5th 2017

Dellann Elliott Mydland, founder and president of the EndBrainCancer Initiative and 2016 GBM Hero, discusses how miracles do happen in the world of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), and people survive.

Fran Drescher: Living "Old School" to Prevent Cancer

December 30th 2016

Fran Drescher, actress, author and 16-year cancer survivor, spoke at CURE's GBM Heroes event.

Combo Shows No Additional Benefit in Glioblastoma

December 28th 2016

The combination of onartuzumab and Avastin (bevacizumab) showed no additional benefit for patients with glioblastoma, according to a recent study.

Gary Mervis on Putting Cancer on the "Front Burner"

December 23rd 2016

​Gary Mervis, 2016 GBM Hero and founder of Camp Good Days and Special times, Inc., discusses the need for research in the field of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Author of "Llama" Books for Children Succumbs to Brain Cancer

December 20th 2016

Author Anna Dewdney died of brain cancer, but instead of having funeral arrangements, she asked that people spend their time reading to children.

Sumul Raval Tells Patients With GBM, "I'm Your Quarterback"

December 15th 2016

Sumul N. Raval, M.D., founder and director of the Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at Monmouth Medical Center and 2016 GBM hero, tells his patients, "I'm your quarterback."

New Agent Improves Intracranial PFS for Lung Cancer and Brain Metastases

December 7th 2016

Icotinib greatly improved intracranial progression-free survival for patients with lung cancer who have brain metastases, according to a recent study.

A New Agent is Being Explored in Brain Cancer

November 30th 2016

In the future, entrectinib may play an increasing role in the treatment of brain tumors, as well as other cancers.

The Chronic Pain Battle

November 29th 2016

We all deal with pain. For some of us, it is chronic, but we can't give up. Pain can be a tricky partner to walk along side and is different for everyone. For me, I must face it. I must try to heal it, and I must try to take steps forward, no matter how tiny they may be.

Long-Term Data Show Optune Offers a Survival Benefit in Glioblastoma

November 21st 2016

Long-term data from the phase 3 EF-14 study showed that Optune plus temozolomide had a survival benefit compared to temozolomide alone.

An Evening of Inspiration: Heroes of Glioblastoma Multiforme Honored for Their Dedication

November 19th 2016

People from around the country, including actress and 16-year cancer survivor Fran Drescher , came to CURE's GBM Heroes event, honoring those who made an impact in the world of glioblastoma multiforme.

Promising Treatments for Glioblastoma Are Emerging

November 19th 2016

A promising treatment option is on the horizon for some patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), says Martin van den Bent, M.D., Ph.D.

Staying Healthy in a Climate of Fear

November 15th 2016

It can be hard to name our fears, especially when we are worried that others don't share them or that they will make us feel like a part of our community. In sharing, we can name stressors, activate healing from those stressors and give our bodies a chance to cope with all that has happened to us.