Researchers at UCLA are developing a breakthrough treatment using a vaccine to help attack GBM cells. Read the full article here: UCLA researchers develop new combination therapy to activate immune response against glioblastoma
Check out this 60 Minutes documentary about a clinical trial at Duke University. They’re using the polio virus to kill glioblastoma cells… and it’s working!
Read the following article about stem cell research and its potential future treatment for glioblastoma.
The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be holding a special event for caregivers, “Coping as a Caregiver: Helpful Tips and Strategies.” The virtual event will take place on Saturday, January 30, 12pm EST with special guest, Dr. Brenda Sabo, RN, PhD, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The presentation will be followed by an hour long virtual support group. To register please call Cheryl Bauer at 1.800.265.5106 x247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, visit this page.
UK is constructing the first Proton Beam Therapy Cancer Treatment Centre, which will be opening in 2017. Proton beam therapy provides highly targeted radiotherapy for hard-to-reach cancers, such as brain cancer. Read the full article at WalesOnline.
December 1st is Giving Tuesday, a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. It is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others (GivingTuesday.ca). Consider donating to glioblastoma research this Tuesday! Did you know that the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, AB is a global leader in the treatment of glioblastomas? Find out more information and how to donate to their research here. Alternately, consider donating to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.
The FDA recently approved drug, Optune, in combination with temozolomide for patients with newly diagnosed GBMs. This treatment has increased survival rate by 3 months, compared to conventional treatment. Read the full article.