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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.

Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Treat Glioblastoma

November 15th 2016

Tumor-treating fields are having a huge impact on the treatment and outcomes of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

What's Next in Glioblastoma Treatment?

November 11th 2016

Rimas Lukas discusses the evolving field of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treatment.

Study Shows Heavy Time Burden for Caregivers of Patients With Brain Cancer

October 24th 2016

A recent study showed that caregivers of patients with high-grade gliomas experience a great amount of time burden, even in the earlier stages of diagnosis.

Computer Simulation Can Help Plan Brain Cancer Treatment

October 17th 2016

A computer simulation tool may help plan treatment for certain patients with recurrent glioblastoma.


October 17th 2016

Recovery is an up-and-down process, and it's okay to show yourself compassion through the ups and the downs.

Mark Malkin Discusses Using Viruses to Treat Brain Cancer

September 29th 2016

Mark G. Malkin, M.D., professor of Neurology at the Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses the possibility of using viruses to treat glioblastoma.

Hitting the Yoga Mat Together May Improve Quality of Life for Patients and Caregivers

September 28th 2016

A diagnosis of high grade glioma can bring about a number of symptoms, but a recent study found that yoga may be able to improve quality of life for this subset of brain cancer patients and their caregivers.

4 Questions With a Surgeon: How to Improve Treatment of Glioblastoma

September 27th 2016

More advances, such as personalized approaches, still need to be made in treating glioblastoma, says Jennifer Moliterno Gunel, a brain surgeon from Yale.

Seeking Less Toxic Treatments for Most Common Pediatric Brain Tumor

September 26th 2016

While treatment advances have led to more survivors of medulloblastoma, the most common form of pediatric brain cancer, therapeutic approaches with fewer long-term effects are still needed.

Deeper Research Needed With Immunotherapy in Glioblastoma

September 22nd 2016

CURE spoke with David Reardon about immunotherapy and the future of treating brain cancer.

Study Finds Insurance Status Affects Survival in Glioblastoma

August 24th 2016

Being insured by Medicaid may affect the prognosis of a patient with GBM, according to a recent study.

Proactive or Reactive Cancer Treatment (Part 2)

August 24th 2016

Greg continues his treatment journey for GBM.

End Brain Cancer: Making Life-Saving Connections

August 17th 2016

By funding research and connecting patients with researchers, doctors and clinical trials, End Brain Cancer is hoping that more people will survive the disease.

NCCN Strengthens Recommendation for Optune in Glioblastoma Multiforme

July 29th 2016

The NCCN recently designated Optune, which has been shown to slow and reverse tumor growth, a category 2A recommendation for some patients with GBM.

Improved Optune System Approved for Glioblastoma Multiforme

July 14th 2016

The FDA has approved a lighter and more convenient version of the tumor-treating field device Optune for patients with glioblastoma multiforme.

BTSM Provides a Sense of Community for Patients With Brain Tumors

July 13th 2016

CURE spoke with Liz Salmi on connecting people with brain tumors via social media.

Greg Cantwell on the Importance of Hope When Facing a GBM Diagnosis

June 23rd 2016

Greg Cantwell, founder of Greg’s Mission, discusses the importance of having hope after getting a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) diagnosis.

Phase 3 Study of Temozolomide Could Change Standard Care for Anaplastic Glioma

June 14th 2016

Temozolomide may have survival benefits for certain patients with brain cancer, according to a recent study.

Antiangiogenic Gene Therapy, Added to Standard Treatment, Boosts Survival in Recurrent Glioblastoma

June 10th 2016

Avastin plus a novel antiangiogenic gene therapy resulted in significantly better overall survival for patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.

Opdivo Safe, Effective in Early Stage Glioblastoma

June 9th 2016

Opdivo showed a higher-than-average OS rate and presented no grade 3/4 adverse events in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, according to a recent study.

Adding Chemo to Radiotherapy Improves Outcomes for Older Adults With Glioblastoma

June 5th 2016

A recent study showed that adding chemotherapy to radiotherapy after surgery for glioblastoma resulted in improved survival for elderly patients.

FDA Accelerates Development of Polio Virus Treatment for Brain Cancer

May 17th 2016

Treatment for the polio virus may eventually move into the treatment realm for brain cancer, thanks to a breakthrough therapy designation by the FDA.

Neurosurgeons Open a Window of Opportunity to Treat Glioblastoma

May 16th 2016

A recent study where glioblastoma patients underwent laser surgery to kill tumors cells proved to have extra benefits, showing promise to treating the deadly disease.

Relationships With Your Medical Professionals: Trust and Confidence

May 16th 2016

I had just moved to Minneapolis from Maui when I received my diagnosis of a glioblastoma multiforme.

Future Is Bright for Targeted Immunotherapy in Brain Cancer

April 10th 2016

Doctors are optimistic about the future of immunotherapies for the treatment of brain cancer.

What To Know About The Optune Device

March 29th 2016

Treating Glioblastoma

March 29th 2016

What is Glioblastoma?

March 29th 2016

Brain Cancer Awareness Month Highlight Reel

March 29th 2016

Future of Brain Cancer Treatment

March 29th 2016