A new study was released looking at focused ultrasound to help treat GBMs. To read the article, click here.
This is the orignial article citation:
Sheehan et al. (2020). Investigation of the tumoricidal effects of sonodynamic therapy in malignant glioblastoma brain tumors. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11060-020-03504-w
Check out the new series on Netflix called Lenox Hill. The series follows the incredible neurosurgeons at Lenox Hill Hospital as they help patients with GBMs.
A 2016 study from Clinical Cancer Research suggests that a low carb, high fat diet can have similar anti-tumor, metabolic effects as the ketogenic diet (KD). However, this diet is less restrictive and more palatable than the KD, so it could offer an alternative for glioblastoma patients.
See the full article online at Clinical Cancer Research.
Here is a short clip from CTV News on GBMs, spreading awareness of GBMs, and speaking briefly about Paul Dewar’s experience with the illness.
Research shows the benefits of using cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive component of cannabis) in the treatment of glioblastoma:
… The control group received temozolomide (chemotherapy) only and had a 44% 1-year survival rate. In contrast, the cannabidiol combination plus temozolomide group showed a 83% 1-year survival rate with a median survival over 662 days compared with 369 days in the control group…
Read the full article: Cannabinoids in Glioblastoma Therapy: New Applications for Old Drugs.
Another article can be found here: The Antitumor Activity of Plant-Derived Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids
This new study found a significant increase in the incidence of GBM in England from 1995-2015. The conclusion suggests that “environmental or lifestyle factors may be responsible.” Read the full article from the Journal of Environmental and Public Health here.
Here’s are some tips from the Environmental Health trust to be safer with your technology usage: 10 Steps To Safer Technology At Home: How To Reduce Exposure To Wireless Radiation
“Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body’s immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body’s defenses.
Where the T-cells go has been unclear, even as immunotherapies are increasingly employed to stimulate the body’s natural ability to fight invasive tumors.
Now researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have tracked the missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients. They found them in abundance in the bone marrow…”
Read more from Duke Health.
If you’d like to get involved in a Brain Tumour Walk this year, there will be an event in Burnaby this Sunday, June 24th. There is a 2.5k and 5k walk option. For details, visit their Facebook page.
Can a ketogenic diet help improve survival for GBMs? “Previous studies showed that GBM survival and tumor growth was correlated with blood glucose levels, i.e., the higher was the blood glucose, the shorter was the survival, and the faster was the tumor growth…” Read more here.
This is an interesting article about 13 cases of GBM in the Fort Pierce community. Read and watch the full story here.