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.
A new clinical trial using immunotherapy is taking place at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Bloomsbury. It is said that, “This is the most important trial for brain cancer patients in the last 15 years.” Read more.
The Center for Neuro-Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston is recruiting newly diagnosed patients for a clinical trial using three new drugs. They are hoping that these drugs will improve survival for patients with glioblastoma. For more information follow this link.
Duke researchers are using salmonella bacteria to fight glioblastoma. Read the full article here.
Yesterday was the second annual Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Heroes Awards, honoring individuals who have dedicated their lives to helping patients suffering from glioblastoma. Read the full article here.